Thomas Cook holiday jet to Manchester survived bird strike after take off in Turkey

11.11.2010   (BBC)

A British holiday jet flying back to Manchester survived flying into a flock
of seagulls on take-off, an accident report has revealed.

The “significant bird strike” led to birds passing through both Rolls-Royce engines
of the Boeing 757 said the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).

The Thomas Cook Airlines flight landed safely in Manchester after flying from
Dalaman in Turkey on 19 June.

The extent of the damage was discovered on landing.

Vibration

“Significant bird remains were found still adhering to the nose and main landing
gear assemblies,” the AAIB report said.

Damage included a cracked nose, landing gear light and dents in the engine intake
cowlings.

The report said that at take-off from Dalaman, the flight crew “heard several
impacts and were aware that a significant bird strike had occurred”.

The crew told air traffic control and had later heard that “multiple bird remains
had been found on the runway at Dalaman”.

As the plane was climbing the crew had noticed that vibration levels on the right
engine had increased but other engine indications were normal, said the AAIB.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-11732575
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Three recent bird strike incidents for aircraft including Qantas and Thomas Cook

18.11.2010     A Qantas Boeing 747 had to turn back to Johannesburg after one of
its engines suffered a bird strike, the latest in a string of incidents to beset
Qantas. The plane’s number two engine lost power after sucking in a bird shortly
after takeoff  with damaged turbines forcing an unplanned landing. There were 171
passengers on board. On 19th June a British holiday jet flying back to Manchester
survived flying into a flock of seagulls on take-off in Dalaman.  

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