2014-07-11 Transavia Boeing 737-800 hit by birds near Girona
On final approach to runway 20 at Girona Costa Brava Airport in final dusk, the aircrafts flightpath crossed a flock of seagulls.
Several birds impacted on the nose, the cockpit windows, the engine intakes and the right wing leading edges.
However, the pilots keep full control of the aircraft and manged to continue the landing safely.
The 737 was taken out of service for repairs.for a couple of days.
Girona Airport is located about 15 Km away from the coastline.
Date: 2013-07-11 Time: 21:50
Location: LEGE GRO Girona Airport
Flight phase: APR – Initial Approach (IFR), Final Approach, all Circuit Patterns, Missed Approach/Go-Around
Damage to a/c: minor
Flight no.: HV 5765
From: EHAM/AMS: Amsterdam-Schiphol Intl Airport To: LEGE/GRO: Girona Airport
Type: Boeing 737-800
Age a/c: 9,3 years
Constr. No.: 32943
JACDEC 20-year Statistics :
- 8th occurence of the airline
- 5th occurence at airport
- 1st occurence of aircraft (msn)
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