Allegiant MD83 at Saint Petersburg on Aug 26th 2012, bird strike

Last Update: August 28, 2012 / 17:56:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Date of incident
Aug 26, 2012


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An Allegiant McDonnell Douglas MD-83, flight G4-882 from Saint Petersburg,FL to Grand Rapids,MI (USA) with 143 passengers and 11 crew, was climbing out of Petersburg's runway 36R when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds and the right hand engine ingested a number of the birds. The crew stopped the climb at 1500 feet and returned to St. Petersburg for a safe landing on runway 36R about 10 minutes after departure.

The airline confirmed birds were ingested by the right hand engine, a replacement aircraft took the passengers to Grand Rapids.

A replacement MD-83 reached Grand Rapids with a delay of 2 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2012


ICAO Type Designator

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