American B763 at Philadelphia on Jun 15th 2019, bird strike

Last Update: June 17, 2019 / 21:11:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-735

Aircraft Registration
N397AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

An American Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N397AN performing flight AA-735 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Philadelphia,PA (USA), was on final approach to Philadelphia's runway 27L when a bird impacted and penetrated the leading edge of the left hand wing, the crew told tower they thought an eagle had just impacted the aircraft. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 27L about 2 minutes later.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Philadelphia about 27 hours after landing.

On Jun 17th 2019 the FAA reported: "BIRD STRIEK CAUSING LEADING EDGE WING DAMAGE", there were no injuries, the damage was minor, the occurrence was rated an incident.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-735

Aircraft Registration
N397AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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