Baltic BCS3 at Riga on Sep 24th 2018, bird strike

Last Update: September 26, 2018 / 21:56:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Baltic

Flight number
BT-432

Destination
Riga, Latvia

Aircraft Registration
YL-CSB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A220-300

ICAO Type Designator
BCS3

An Air Baltic Bombardier C-Series CS-300, registration YL-CSB performing flight BT-432 from Vienna (Austria) to Riga (Latvia), was on approach to Riga's runway 18 when the aircraft received a bird strike. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 18.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Riga 61 hours later.

The airline stated the photo below is from the occurrence flight BT-432. However, the photo was made on Sep 25th 2018 and surfaced the same day suggesting the occurrence occurred on Sep 25th 2018, see Incident: Baltic BCS3 at Riga on Sep 25th 2018, bird strike. The photo does not permit to identify the aircraft by tail number, label at the nose gear doors or any difference of the paint scheme. The weather on both days was similiar as were the lighting conditions for both aircraft. No information is available on whether the aircraft were docked at stand 303. As the photo was made on Sep 25th 2018 and surfaced shortly afterwards, it appears unreasonable to show the aircraft of BT-432 still at the gate almost 24 hours later.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Baltic

Flight number
BT-432

Destination
Riga, Latvia

Aircraft Registration
YL-CSB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A220-300

ICAO Type Designator
BCS3

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