Bird strike Incident ATR 42-500 YR-ATA, Friday 17 April 2009
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Date:Friday 17 April 2009
Time:c. 12.15
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 42-500
Registration: YR-ATA
MSN: 566
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Iasi -   Romania
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:LROP
Destination airport:Iasi Airport (IAS/LRIA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The airplane that flight RO703 was approaching Iasa when it struck a flight of bird (storks), causing serious damage to the nose (a hole u2013 ca 20 cm in diameter). The airplane landed safely.

(The Aircraft was carrying the Dinamo Bucharest football team according to a Sky News article featured on Yahoo! - the URL of which features below.)


Revision history:

17-Apr-2009 06:32 Ciprian Mihalache Added
17-Apr-2009 06:52 Ciprian Mihalache Updated
17-Apr-2009 12:02 harro Updated
20-Apr-2009 08:37 ddkLONDON Updated
23-Apr-2009 10:04 Cushman Updated
17-Jun-2012 06:07 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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