WestJet flight 209 is diverted to Vancouver after hitting a bird

Plane diverted after bird hit

WestJet flight 209 ran into some bird difficulties en route to Victoria Tuesday morning and had to make an unscheduled landing in Vancouver.

CTV News is reporting that WestJet flight 209 struck a bird on the way to Victoria and the crew made the decision to land in Vancouver.

WestJet has apologized for the inconvenience posed to the 31 passengers on board the flight and indicates they will be placed on other flights to Victoria throughout the day.

"We sincerely apologize for the interruption to our guests' travel plans and any inconvenience this may have caused," said WestJet in a statement.

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island

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