THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 Experiences Bird Strike

Turkish Airlines

Photo: Ömür Sadikoglu

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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 safe landing on runway 35L about 80 minutes after departure.
  • A replacement Boeing 737 MAX 8 is estimated to reach Accra with a delay of 3:20 hours.