Event Details

Title:Birdstrike on takeoff, Boeing 737-204 (ADV) (EI-CJH), Dublin, Ireland, April 19, 2003
Micro summary:Birdstrike on takeoff of this Boeing 737 results in a single-engine landing.
Event Time:2003-04-19 at 1942 UTC
File Name:2003-04-19-IE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
Publishing Country:Ireland
Report number:2005/16
Site of event:Take-off Runway 10, Dublin (EIDW)
Departure:Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Destination:Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 737-204 (ADV)
Flight Phase:Takeoff
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:During the rotation for take-off (that is the point at which the nose wheel is lifted off the runway to assume a flying attitude) the aircraft ingested several racing pigeons into its No.1 engine causing serious damage to the engine, which resulted in a return to Dublin Airport on a single engine. The aircraft landed RWY 10 without further incident. The No.1 engine suffered serious bird strike damage. There were no injuries.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Birdstrike
Systems - Engine - Contained Engine Failure
Systems - Engine - Foreign Object Damage
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