Smartwings B738 at Nantes on Jan 6th 2018, flock of birds

Last Update: January 9, 2018 / 20:58:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 6, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QS-3402

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Aircraft Registration
SP-TVZ

A Travel Service Poland/Smartwings Boeing 737-800, registration SP-TVZ performing flight QS-3402 from Nantes (France) to Tenerife South,CI (Spain) with 150 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Nantes' runway 03 when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds at about 1000 feet AGL, the right hand engine (CFM56) ingested a number of birds prompting the crew to stop the climb at 3000 feet and return to Nantes for a safe landing on runway 03 about 10 minutes after departure.

A post flight inspection revealed 3 fan blades of the right hand engine were damaged.

A replacement Travel Service Hungary Boeing 737-800 registration HA-LKG reached Tenerife with a delay of 3 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 6, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QS-3402

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Aircraft Registration
SP-TVZ

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