A plane landed safely at New York's LaGuardia Airport Tuesday morning after reporting a bird strike on its approach, Xinhua reported.
According to New York local TV channel NY1, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said American Airlines flight 1256 hit birds at an altitude of 900 feet (about 274 meters ) while nearing LaGuardia Airport.
Once the pilot landed, he noticed that the nose gear's hydraulics was not working.
The plane, a 737-800, was towed to a gate. The passengers safely got off, and a large bird was found in the landing gear.
There were no injuries to any of the 140 aboard including five crew members.
The incident came months after another bird strike forced U.S. Airways flight 1549 to splash land in the Hudson River.
The city has since taken steps to try and mitigate the bird population around area airports, said NY1.