ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A bird strike forced a Southwest Airlines plane leaving the Albuquerque Sunport to turn back.
Flight 155 to Phoenix was departing when crew members heard a bang shortly after takeoff.
The plane safely landed back at the Sunport.
It was inspected and a Sunport spokesperson said the pilot believes the bang was from a bird strike that created a small dent below the cockpit.
The plane is out of commission for the time being.
All 126 passengers and five crew members were put on another flight.