Bird strike Incident Boeing 737-924ER(WL) N53442, Friday 18 November 2011
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Date:Friday 18 November 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic B739 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-924ER(WL)
Owner/operator:Continental Airlines
Registration: N53442
MSN: 33536/3027
Year of manufacture:2009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Panama City -   Panama
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO)
Destination airport:KEWR
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Continental Airlines Boeing 737-924ER(WL), performing flight CO-1022, was forced to return to Tocumen Airport - MPTO where the aircraft just took off. Cause of the incident was that the left hand engine (CFM56) ingested a bird (buzzard) and repeatedly surged. The crew shut down the engine and returned. The Boeing, which was on a flight to Newark Liberty International Airport - KEWR, landed safely back at Tocumen.

Nobody was injured.


Revision history:

19-Nov-2011 01:24 Alpine Flight Added
19-Nov-2011 04:29 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Narrative]
19-Nov-2011 04:31 RobertMB Updated [Nature]

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