Event Details

Title:Birdstrike and engine failure on takeoff, Boeing 767-336, G-BNWM
Micro summary:This Boeing 767-336 experienced a birdstrike and engine failure shortly after takeoff.
Event Time:1999-10-18 at 0848 UTC
File Name:1999-10-18-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/ G99/10/18
Site of event:Climb
Departure:Gatwick Airport, London, England
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 767-336
Flight Phase:Takeoff
Operator(s):British Airways
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:The aircraft had just taken off and climbed to about 450 feet agl when there was a 'bang' and the No 2 engine ran down. This was accompanied by severe vibration and a number of passengers saw flames coming from the right engine at that time. The pilots, who had both seen a flock of birds disappear under the aircraft just before the incident, believed they had suffered a birdstrike and shutdown the No 2 engine. The commander elected to return immediately and subsequently made an uneventful overweight landing back at Gatwick.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Bang, pop, crack, sizzle!
Operations - Birdstrike
Systems - Engine - Contained Engine Failure
Systems - Engine - Foreign Object Damage
Consequence - Damage - Airframe or fuselage


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