Bird strike forces 737 to return to Calgary International Airport

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Canadian North charter plane destined for Fort MacKay made an emergency landing after an engine ingested one or more birds.

An airport employee on the ground reported hearing a loud boom and witnessing fire resonating from the enging of the Boeing 737-300 shortly before 6:00 p.m.

According to a passenger on board the flight, the plane was en route to a CNRL site with approximately 130 workers. The airliner circled the airport to burn off fuel before landing safely on one engine at Calgary International Airport.

The plane has been grounded and is undergoing a mechanical inspection.

Adapted from CTV News Calgary

18 Nov 2015