A British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-VIIU performing flight BA-93 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Toronto,ON (Canada), had already intercepted Toronto's localizer runway 33R descending from 4000 to 3000 feet about 9nm before touchdown, when the crew reported a bird strike, but continued for a safe landing on runway 33R and taxied to the gate.
A Westjet flight bound for Calgary had to return to YVR this morning after an apparent bird strike. The plane left Vancouver airport at 7 a.m. this morning, but just minutes after takeoff passengers and crew sensed a strange smell. The plane then had to burn fuel, and returned to YVR about an hour later.
Malta International Airport has been ordered to pay more than €250,000 in damages to Air Malta and to an insurance company for the damages an Air Malta plane sustained in a bird strike. Presiding over the First Hall of the Civil Court, Mr Justice Raymond C Pace concluded that MIS was responsible for the damages […]
Bird strike is a source of distress for military airports. A bird might seem to have a little impact on a combat plane, but should not be taken lightly. For instance, if a mallard weighing 900 grams crashes into a fighter flying 370 kilometers per hour, the impact is equivalent to 4.8 tons. If the […]
Source: Vanguard What would have been a disaster at the Margret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, Cross River State, was averted by the expertise of the pilot after a bird strike caused one of the engines of a Boeing 737 / 800 series to malfunction. The plane (name withheld) belongs to a Nigerian airline. It had […]
Source: Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Uptick in strikes has happened while the total number of flights has fallen off by a few thousand since 2009 at Kennedy and Newark airports Collisions between birds and airplanes have risen 31 percent at the New York City area's major airports in the past two years, according to federal government […]
Source: BusinessDay The pilot of the Dana Air plane that crashed in on Sunday, killing all 153 people on board, called the control tower to report dual engine failure shortly before going down. Aviation minister, Stella Oduah, made the disclosure on Wednesday while speaking with journalist at the presidential villa. "It was shortly after the […]
Source: Ottawa Citizen by David Pugliese and based on an interview with BSAC member W. John Richardson At least 20 Canadian military aircraft were lost to birdstrikes from 1944 to 2004. The 1944 RCAF accident involved a 4-engined Halifax bomber written off in Yorkshire, England, as a result of a birdstrike. The 2004 accident involved a […]
Source: BBC NEWS Lancashire The government has given the go-ahead to cull thousands of seabirds in the Ribble Estuary because of safety fears at a nearby airfield. But The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) says the decision is a "dangerous precedent". The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ruled after […]
Source: Associated Press, Glendale, Ariz. The pilots flying an F-16 fighter jet that went down near Luke Air Force Base in suburban Phoenix reported hitting a bird shortly after takeoff, the Air Force general who commands their base said Thursday. The two pilots, who were practicing landings and takeoffs at the base Wednesday evening, ejected […]