Virgin Australia B738 at Alice Springs on Mar 27th 2019, no gala on landing

Last Update: March 27, 2019 / 22:57:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 27, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-1576

Aircraft Registration
VH-VUP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Galah/Roseate Cockatoo (Photo: PLW) A Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800, registration VH-VUP performing flight VA-1576 from Darwin,NT to Alice Springs,NT (Australia), was on approach to Alice Springs' runway 12 when the aircraft flew through a flock of galahs and received a number of bird impacts. The aircraft continued for a safe landing.

The aircraft was unable to continue its schedule however and is still on the ground in Alice Springs about 23 hours after landing.

The airport reported 17 dead galahs were found entangled around the aircraft's gear, engines and framework. Maintenance staff has been dispatched from Melbourne to inspect the aircraft during Mar 28th.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-VUP
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
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ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 27, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-1576

Aircraft Registration
VH-VUP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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