KLM Boeing 747 Suspects Bird Strike

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A KLM Boeing 747-400, performing flight from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Mexico City (Mexico), suspected bird strike.

  • Aircraft was climbing out of Amsterdam’s runway 24 when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds.
  • The crew initially continued the flight and climbed the aircraft to FL300.
  • Overhead London (UK) the crew decided to return to Amsterdam suspecting a number of birds had hit the aircraft.
  • The aircraft dumped fuel and landed safely back on Amsterdam’s runway 18R about 110 minutes after departure.
  • The airline reported the aircraft received damage but did not confirm a bird strike.

Source: avherald.com