Delta DC95 at Birmingham on Sep 1st 2012, bird strike

Last Update: September 3, 2012 / 13:24:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 1, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-325

Aircraft Registration
N774NC

Aircraft Type
DOUGLAS DC-9-50

ICAO Type Designator
DC95

A Delta Airlines Douglas DC-9-50, registration N774NC performing flight DL-325 from Atlanta,GA to Birmingham,AL (USA), was on approach to Birmingham's runway 24 descending through about 500 feet AGL when a bird, possibly a hawk, struck the right hand side of the aircraft. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 24 without use of thrust reversers.

The aircraft was taken out of service and has not yet resumed service (standing Sep 3rd 13:15Z).

A passenger reported crew stated later, that a hawk had hit the right hand side of the aircraft leaving them without thrust reversers, a landing light was damaged, too.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N774NC
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model / Type
DC-9-51
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
DC95
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 1, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-325

Aircraft Registration
N774NC

Aircraft Type
DOUGLAS DC-9-50

ICAO Type Designator
DC95

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