Bird strike Incident Fokker 70 PH-WXA, Wednesday 10 June 2009
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Date:Wednesday 10 June 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic F70 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fokker 70
Owner/operator:KLM Cityhopper
Registration: PH-WXA
MSN: 11570
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Riga International Airport (RIX/EVRA) -   Latvia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Riga International Airport (RIX/EVRA)
Destination airport:AMS
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
During acceleration on rwy 18 a bang was heared, crew aborted takeoff and came to a full stop on rwy. Examination of the aircraft by the crew lead to findings of evidence of a birdstrike on the left side of the fuselage. KLM headquarters declared the aircraft not airworthy before engineers clearance, because it was not sure if the bird went thorug the left engine or not. No visible damage was found to the engine. An engineer for the aircraft type was not avaliable at RIX so the flight was disembarked and cancelled.


Was pax on that flight and got re-routed

Revision history:

10-Jun-2009 21:03 MUC-PIX Added
10-Jun-2009 21:04 harro Updated
11-Jun-2009 07:27 Airflyer Updated
18-Jul-2010 10:43 harro Updated [Source]
26-May-2020 07:34 The2ndBaron Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities]

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