Tag: Bird strike

Delta Boeing 757 Encounters Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N727TW performing flight DL-273 from Lisbon (Portugal) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 164 people on board, was on approach to JFK’s runway 22L when a bird impacted and penetrated the leading edge of the right hand wing. The crew continued for a safe landing on runway 22L maintaining […]

American Airlines Boeing 737 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N810NN performing flight AA-318 from Miami,FL (USA) to Saint Kitts (Saint Kitts and Nevis) with 166 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Miami’s runway 08R when the aircraft received a bird strike. The bird strike prompted the crew to stop the climb at about 5000 […]

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.