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NBA: Utah Jazz flight returns to airport after bird strike

(Reuters) - A charter flight carrying the Utah Jazz to Memphis on Tuesday was forced to return to Salt Lake City airport after an engine was damaged when the plane struck a flock of birds shortly after takeoff, according to multiple reports.

“Fortunately the plane landed safely,” a Jazz representative said, according to the USA Today. “Everybody is shaken, but they’re okay.”

The Jazz did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The team is scheduled to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

“GOD is good,” forward Royce O’Neale wrote alongside two praying hand emojis on Twitter.

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