Last night, a Virgin America flight arriving from San Francisco apparently had some trouble as it was landing at JFK Airport: Its pilot reported that birds hit the plane.
WABC 7 got photos of the damage—which shows blood and the dented engine—and reports, "The incident happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Virgin American flight 220 from San Francisco... The pilot reported smelling smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency."
The plane managed to land safely and WABC 7 says no one was injured. The authorities are investigating.
Bird strikes are not unusual at NYC's airports (look at this video), with the most famous example being US Airways Flight 1549 which landed in the Hudson after a bird strike (feathers were found in the engine). The feds and city have made it an annual ritual to kill thousands of geese for our air travel pleasure.