Bird strike Incident Boeing 737-3Q8 G-OBMP, Monday 19 October 2009
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Date:Monday 19 October 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-3Q8
Registration: G-OBMP
MSN: 24963/2193
Year of manufacture:1992
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 132
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Ireland West Airport (EIKN) -   Ireland
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Ireland West Airport (EIKN)
Destination airport:Manchester (EGCC)
Investigating agency: AAIU
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On take-off from EIKN the aircraft encountered a flock of lapwings and sustained multiple bird strikes. Both engines were damaged, with bending and distortion of a number of the fan blades of No. 1 engine and the loss of a portion of the acoustic panel from No. 2 engine. The aircraft diverted to Shannon Airport (EINN) where it landed without further incident. No bird patrol had been carried out by Airport staff at EIKN for a period of approximately two and a half hours prior to the aircraft’s departure.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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25-Jan-2011 03:58 harro Added

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