Badr B735 at Khartoum on Sep 24th 2017, bird strike

Last Update: September 27, 2017 / 13:35:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 24, 2017

Classification
Accident

Flight number
J4-341

Destination
Khartoum, Sudan

Aircraft Registration
C5-BDB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-500

ICAO Type Designator
B735

A Badr Airlines Boeing 737-500, registration C5-BDB performing flight J4-341 from Damazin to Khartoum (Sudan), was on final approach to Khartoum when a bird described as falcon impacted the aircraft's radome with the remains coming to rest inside the aircraft's nose causing internal structural damage. The aircraft continued for a safe landing.

On Sep 27th 2017 the airline reported the bird remains were identified to have been an African Fish Eagle (in appearance similiar to the North American Bald Eagle) locally known as "bald hawk". The eagle features wing spans up to 2.4 meters and weights up to 3.6kg/7.9 lbs.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 24, 2017

Classification
Accident

Flight number
J4-341

Destination
Khartoum, Sudan

Aircraft Registration
C5-BDB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-500

ICAO Type Designator
B735

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