United B772 at Washington on Mar 28th 2019, a fairly large bird strike

Last Update: March 30, 2019 / 18:13:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 28, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-918

Aircraft Registration
N797UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A United Boeing 777-200, registration N797UA performing flight UA-918 from Washington Dulles,DC (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was climbing out of Washington's runway 30 when upon contacting departure the crew reported they just had "a fairly large birdstrike at the nose". The crew stopped the climb at 10,000 feet, dumped fuel and returned to Washington for a safe landing on runway 19C about 55 minutes after departure.

Maintenance assessed the damage to the nose finding the damage to have remained within the limits permitted and released the aircraft to depart again.

The aircraft departed again after about 2 hours on the ground and reached London with a delay of 3 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 28, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-918

Aircraft Registration
N797UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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