Tag: bird strikes

Rossiya A319 Engine Malfunction Due to Bird Strike at Rostov

Reading Time: 1 minute A Rossiya Airbus A319-100 performing flight from St. Petersburg to Rostov-on-Don carrying the national soccer team of Saudi Arabia, was on final approach to Rostov’s new International Platov Airport’s runway 04 when the right hand engine emitted streaks of flame.  The aircraft continued for a safe landing. Saudi Arabia’s National Football Association assured their fans […]

Mango Airlines Boeing 737 Suffers A Bird Strike In Johannesburg

Reading Time: 1 minute A Mango Boeing 737-800, registration ZS-SJH performing flight JE-147 from Johannesburg to Cape Town (South Africa) with 179 people on board, was climbing out of Johannesburg’s runway 03L when a bird impacted the left hand engine inlet (CFM56) causing a dent at the engine inlet. The crew stopped the climb at about FL200 and decided […]

Goose Clinches the Nose of the American Airlines A319

Reading Time: 1 minute An American Airlines Airbus A319-100, performing flight from Mexico City to Miami, was on approach to Miami when a goose obviously attempted to hold up the aircraft and clinched the nose of the aircraft, nonetheless the aircraft continued for a safe landing. The goose turned out to be the only victim. The aircraft remained on […]

JetBlue A320 Suffers a Bird Strike in Salt Lake City

Reading Time: 1 minute JetBlue Airbus A320 performing flight from Salt Lake City to Long Beach was in the initial climb about to be handed off to departure when the crew reported they had received a bird hit pretty much in the nose area. They thought they were okay and would continue. They were already climbing past the runway end […]

TuiFly Boeing 737 Suffers A Bird Strike On Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A TuiFly Boeing 737-800 performing flight from Frankfurt/Main to Funchal (Portugal), was on final approach when a bird (reportedly a homing pigeon) impacted the nose of the aircraft. The aircraft continued for a safe landing a few minutes later. The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight however due to the dent in […]

Japan Airlines Flight In Emergency Landing After Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Japan Airlines plane bound for New York made an emergency landing at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Tuesday due to engine trouble apparently stemming from a bird strike, the transport ministry and airline operator said. Flames were briefly seen coming from the left engine of the Boeing 777, which had departed the airport shortly after […]

Cavok AN74 Overruns The Runway Due To Flock Of Birds

Reading Time: 1 minute A Cavok Air Antonov AN-74TK-100 was performing a flight from Sao Tome to an unknown destination, when the right hand engine ingested a number of birds prompting the crew to reject takeoff. The aircraft overran the end of the runway and went down a slope before coming to a stop on soft ground. Five crew […]

How Dangerous Might Bird Strikes Be?

Reading Time: 1 minute In the world of aviation hardly a week passes without an aircraft being damaged, and, as strange as it may sound, in many cases the fault of such problems lie in birds.

Australian Airport To Investigate Bird-Strike On AirAsia X

Reading Time: 1 minute The Gold Coast Airport in Queensland, Australia is working with relevant parties to investigate a bird-strike incident that is believed to have damaged an AirAsia X plane last night. After confirming the incident, the airport said it has a comprehensive programme in place to limit the risk of such collisions that are potentially disastrous to […]

How Dangerous Might Bird Strikes Be?

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the world of aviation hardly a week passes without an aircraft being damaged, and, as strange as it may sound, in many cases the fault of such problems lie in birds. Perhaps, at first sight it does not seem to be a very weighty matter as it is thought that approximately 80% of bird […]