(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.