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Hawaiian flight grounded by bird strike, arrived 14 hours late

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Portland, Oregon arrived in Honolulu 14 hours late after the aircraft was grounded by a bird strike early Tuesday morning.

Two hundred and forty-seven passengers were aboard the Boeing 767-300.

No injuries reported on the flight.

According to Hawaiian Airlines spokesman Keoni Wagner, crews found damage to a flap cover on one of the wings when they conducted a pre-flight inspection.

Crews also found bird remains in one of the engines.

Passengers who were supposed to depart Portland Monday morning were instead placed on another Hawaiian aircraft, and left shortly after midnight.

Crews have since repaired the damaged airplane. That plane was cleared to fly back to the islands Tuesday.

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