United B738 at San Francisco on Nov 22nd 2017, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: November 23, 2017 / 23:18:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 22, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-209

Aircraft Registration
N77537

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A United Boeing 737-800, registration N77537 performing flight UA-209 from San Francisco,CA to Seattle,WA (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from runway 01R when the crew rejected takeoff at about 90 knots over ground due to a bird strike. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

At the time of the rejected takeoff another emergency following a bird strike was in progress, see Incident: Skywest E175 at San Francisco on Nov 22nd 2017, bird strike.

The Boeing crew reported they had been hit by a bird too, a turkey vulture.

The runway needed to be closed for about one hour until the cleaning of the runway was completed, arrivals and departures were significantly delayed.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N27213 reached Seattle with a delay of 2.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 22, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-209

Aircraft Registration
N77537

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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