updated 11/9/2010 12:16:13 PM ET 2010-11-09T17:16:13

A Horizon Air turboprop plane was forced to make an emergency landing after striking a bird over Los Angeles, according to a report on the L.A. Times website. The bird strike occured near Dodger Stadium.

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The plane, carrying 73 passengers, safely touched down Monday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport, Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeperson, told the Times.

The collision happened at an altitude at about 6,600 feet, he said.

More than 112,000 reports of bird and animal strikes were logged between 1990 and 2008, the Times said, citing federal records.

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