American Airlines Flight Returns to Miami International Airport After Bird Strike on Thursday

An American Airlines flight headed for Cali, Colombia returned to Miami International Airport after a possible bird strike during its takeoff Thursday afternoon, airport officials said.

American Airlines confirmed shortly before 7 p.m. that it was indeed a bird strike, but mechanics determined the impact was small and that the plane is safe to fly, NBC News reported.

Flight 921 had 161 people on board.

No injuries have been reported.

Stay with NBCMiami.com and NBC 6 for updates.

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