An American Airlines jet departing Charlotte Douglas International Airport struck a deer yesterday, causing the plane to return to the airport. According to American Spokeswomen, Katie Cody, 44 passengers and four crew members were aboard. There were no injuries.
Passengers evacuated on the runway and were returned to the terminal on buses. The runway reopened after an inspection, and the plane was towed away.
Officials at the Charlotte Douglas airport say they are evaluating how the deer got on the runway.