Comair B734 at Johannesburg on Feb 8th 2018, bird strike

Last Update: February 9, 2018 / 21:03:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 8, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Comair

Flight number
MN-233

Aircraft Registration
ZS-OAV

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

A Comair Boeing 737-400, registration ZS-OAV performing flight MN-233/BA-6233 from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth (South Africa), was climbing out Johannesburg's runway 03L when the crew requested to stop the climb at FL090 advising they had a bird strike on departure just after rotation, a rather large bird, a duck or a goose, had impacted their nose, there was probably debris on the runway and they probably needed to return to Johannesburg. The aircraft levelled off at FL090 and returned to Johannesburg for a safe landing on runway 03R about 20 minutes after departure.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 8, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Comair

Flight number
MN-233

Aircraft Registration
ZS-OAV

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

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