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This Delta Airlines plane was damaged Friday after striking a flock of birds.
updated 4/1/2011 9:29:40 PM ET 2011-04-02T01:29:40

Officials say a Delta Airlines plane landed safely at Little Rock National Airport after striking a flock of large birds.

Airport spokeswoman T.J. Williams says the pilots of Flight 5087 from Atlanta to Little Rock reported hitting the birds Friday afternoon about 20 miles southeast of the Arkansas airport. She says the pilots were able to land the plane without incident.

Williams says Delta officials plan to examine the plane and decide if anything needs to be done. She says officials don't know what type of birds the plane hit.

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