Bird strike Incident Boeing 737 MAX 8 VH-8IA,
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Date:Friday 8 March 2024
Time:20:32 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B38M model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737 MAX 8
Owner/operator:Virgin Australia
Registration: VH-8IA
MSN: 65045/8604
Year of manufacture:2023
Engine model:Cfm International LEAP-1B25
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Location:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN) -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN)
Destination airport:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines flight VA771, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, suffered a bird strike on takeoff from Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE).
A black cormorant was ingested into the no. 1 engine and the crew returned the aircraft to BNE.

The aircraft resumed regular service on 11 March 2024.



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24-Mar-2024 15:45 ASN Added
24-Mar-2024 15:46 ASN Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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