SA Airlink E135 at Kasane on Feb 26th 2019, bird strike

Last Update: February 28, 2019 / 20:33:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
SA Airlink

Flight number
4Z-8307

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SJX

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-135

ICAO Type Designator
E135

A South African Airlink Embraer ERJ-135, registration ZS-SJX performing flight 4Z-8307/SA-8307 from Kasane (Botswana) to Johannesburg (South Africa), was climbing through 7000 feet out of Kasane at about 240 KIAS when a large bird, reportedly a hooded vulture, impacted the aircraft's nose, penetrated the pressure vessel and became stuck. The crew returned to Kasane for a safe landing.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Kasane about 56 hours later.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
SA Airlink

Flight number
4Z-8307

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SJX

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-135

ICAO Type Designator
E135

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