Tag: Bird strike

South African Airlink Embraer E135 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute 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.

United Boeing 767 Rejects Take-off Due to Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A United Boeing 767-300, performing flight from Geneva (Switzerland) to Newark (USA), rejected take-off due to bird strike. Aircraft was accelerating for take-off from Geneva’s runway 05 when the crew rejected take-off at high speed (about 130 knots over ground) following a bird strike into one of the engines (PW4060). The aircraft slowed safely, vacated the […]

PIA Boeing 777 Encounters Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777-200, performing flight from Peshawar (Pakistan) to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) with about 300 people on board, encountered bird strike. Aircraft was climbing out of Peshawar’s runway 35 when a bird impacted the nose of the aircraft. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the climb to FL380 and […]

Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 Encounters Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300, performing flight from Auckland (New Zealand) to Hong Kong (China), encountered bird strike. Aircraft was climbing out of Auckland’s runway 23L when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds and received a number of bird strikes. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the climb but stopped […]

KLM Boeing 747 Suspects Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]

THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX, performing flight from Istanbul (Turkey) to Accra (Ghana), experienced bird strike. Aircraft was in the initial climb out of Istanbul Ataturk’s runway 05 when the aircraft received a bird strike prompting the crew to stop the climb at 9000 feet. Crew decided to return to Istanbul for a […]

Flock of Birds Impacts Iraqi Airways Boeing 737

Reading Time: 1 minute An Iraqi Airways Boeing 737-800, registration YI-ASG performing flight IA-916 from Erbil to Najaf (Iraq) with 98 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Erbil’s runway 18 when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds. The aircraft received multiple impacts. The left hand engine (CFM56) ingested a number of birds. The crew leveled […]

British Airways Boeing 747-400 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Boeing 747-400, performing flight from New York JFK (USA) to London Heathrow (UK), experienced  a bird strike. A post flight inspection showed a bird had impacted the nose of the aircraft. The aircraft remained on the ground in London for about 12 hours, then departed for the next flight to JFK.

Vueling A320 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Vueling Airbus A320-200, registration EC-MKM performing flight VY-6470 from Rome Fiumicino to Lampedusa (Italy), was on approach to Lampedusa’s runway 08 when the aircraft received a bird strike. The crew continued for a safe landing. A passenger booked onto the return flight reported the aircraft was being inspected, the flight was delayed, no information […]

UTair Boeing 737 Experiences Gear Problem Due to Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A UTair Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Sochi to Moscow Vnukovo (Russia) with 176 people on board, experienced gear problem due to bird strike. Aircraft was climbing out of Sochi’s runway when the crew stopped the climb due to a problem with the landing gear and decided to divert to Krasnodar (Russia), located about 100nm north […]