Thomas Cook holiday jet to Manchester survived bird strike after take off in Turkey
of seagulls on take-off, an accident report has revealed.
of the Boeing 757 said the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).
Dalaman in Turkey on 19 June.
gear assemblies,” the AAIB report said.
impacts and were aware that a significant bird strike had occurred”.
had been found on the runway at Dalaman”.
engine had increased but other engine indications were normal, said the AAIB.
Three recent bird strike incidents for aircraft including Qantas and Thomas Cook
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.