Mystery Object Took Down American Airlines Flight at JFK

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Are they sure? This is an object. And it's foreign. Photo: iStockphoto.com

According to federal aviation officials, a foreign object that was sucked into a jet engine was the cause of the emergency landing of an American Airlines flight earlier this week. Here are the first two sentences of the Post story about the discovery:

Mechanics and engineers suspect some kind of foreign object got sucked into the engine of an American Airlines jet that made an emergency landing at Kennedy Airport, airline officials said today.The mystery object wasn't a bird, the airline said.

It kind of feels like they turned and looked at us when they said that, doesn't it?

OFFICIALS: FOREIGN OBJECT SUCKED INTO JET ENGINE [NYP]