American B738 at Managua on Oct 11th 2017, bird strike
Last Update: October 14, 2017 / 21:25:53 GMT/Zulu time
Passengers reported there was suddenly a deafening noise while the aircraft was still in the takeoff roll, which ceased shortly after the aircraft had become airborne. Shortly after the captain announced they were returning to Managua due to an engine failure, it may have been possible that the engine was damaged by a bird strike. After landing the crew confirmed that a vulture was found, the engine was severly damaged.
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