The rare but dangerous event caused the pilots to make an emergency stop on the runway.

HARRISON MOONEY 

A United Airlines flight out of Vancouver aborted takeoff Friday afternoon after a bird was sucked into an engine.

The rare but dangerous event caused the pilots to make an emergency stop on the runway.

The flight, set to take off from YVR for Denver at 12:30 p.m., instead returned to the terminal where 121 passengers and five crew members deplaned. The departure has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m.

United has not confirmed the extent of the damage, but a spokesperson said maintenance crews were already working to fix the jet, and the airline was working to secure a new aircraft for the rescheduled flight.

No one was injured.

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