Delta B738 at Saint Louis on Aug 18th 2018, flock of birds

Last Update: August 18, 2018 / 22:04:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1080

Aircraft Registration
N867DN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N867DN performing flight DL-1080 from Saint Louis,MO to Atlanta,GA (USA), was climbing out of Saint Louis' runway 29 when the crew issued a pilot report stating there was a large flock of birds on the runway, they were looking good. A few seconds later the crew advised they'd need to come back, they had just hit a lot of birds, wanted to level at 3500 feet and return to land on runway 30L. The aircraft landed safely on runway 30L about 10 minutes after departure.

The airline confirmed the aircraft returned to Saint Louis after encountering a number of birds during the initial climb.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1080

Aircraft Registration
N867DN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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