Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Nashville's BNA Airport

A plane had to make an emergency landing in Nashville wednesday morning because of a bird strike. The pilot of Flight 577 from Nashville to Phoenix declared an emergency and safely landed the plane back at Nashville International Airport.

"We've confirmed flight 577 departing Nashville (BNA) experienced a bird strike shortly after takeoff," the airline told CBS News in a statement. "The Captain in command safely returned the flight to BNA. The aircraft will be taken out of service for maintenance review. Our local Nashville Employees are working diligently to accommodate those passengers on to their destination."

This follows yesterdays incident when another southwest plane's engine exploded killing one women and injuring 7 other people.