South African Airlink Embraer E135 Experiences Bird Strike


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A South African Airlink Embraer ERJ-135, registration ZS-SJX performing flight 4Z-8307/SA-8307 from Kasane (Botswana) to Johannesburg (South Africa), was departing Kasane when a large bird impacted the aircraft’s nose.

  • The bird penetrated the pressure vessel and became stuck.
  • The crew returned to Kasane for a safe landing.