CNN correspondent Ali Velshi tweeted he was on Flight 1063 during the incident, saying, "Very big kudos to captin and crew of @Delta 1063 JKF-LAX for a quick turnaround & landing after bird strike & cabin filling with smoke."
The plane, carrying 172 passengers and seven crew members, made the emergency landing at JFK International Airport shortly after its 3:10 p.m. takeoff, WABC-TV, New York, said. No injuries were reported.
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