Tag: Bird strike

Pilots Awarded Title of Hero after Hard Landing Airbus A321 on Cornfield

Reading Time: 1 minute The flight crew of the Ural Airlines Airbus A321-200, who performed a hard landing on a cornfield after the plane flew through the flock of seagulls and ingested animals in both engines, were awarded the title of Hero of Russia. Both engines of the A321, which carried 226 passengers and 7 crew on the route […]

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 Hits a Bird Flock

Reading Time: 1 minute A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration TC-JJM performing flight TK-2313 from Izmir to Istanbul (Turkey), was on approach to Istanbul’s runway 34L when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds and received multiple bird impacts on the left hand side. The aircraft continued for a safe landing and taxied to the apron. A […]

Lufthansa Airbus A320 Receives a Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200N, registration D-AINQ performing flight LH-828 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Copenhagen (Denmark), landed on Copenhagen’s runway 22L but received a bird strike. The aircraft taxied to the apron. A passenger booked onto the return flight LH-829 reported the captain announced the aircraft received a bird strike on the inbound flight. The captain […]

Wizz Air Airbus A321 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Wizz Air UK Airbus A321-200, registration G-WUKC performing flight W9-3776/W6-3776 from London Luton,EN (UK) to Constanta (Romania), was on final approach to Constanta’s runway 18 when the left hand engine (V2533) ingested a bird. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 18. The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight […]

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 […]