Cathay Pacific B773 at Auckland on Jan 10th 2019, bird strikes

Last Update: January 10, 2019 / 21:09:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-198

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-KQR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300, registration B-KQR performing flight CX-198 from Auckland (New Zealand) to Hong Kong (China), was climbing out of Auckland's runway 23L when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds and received a number of bird strikes. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the climb but stopped at FL250 and decided to return to Auckland. The aircraft dumped fuel at FL150 and landed safely back on Auckland's runway 23L about 90 minutes after departure. A post flight inspection revealed a dented radome of the aircraft.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Auckland about 17 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-198

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-KQR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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