Piedmont DH8A at Philadelphia on Nov 24th 2013, bird strike
Last Update: August 31, 2019 / 16:18:10 GMT/Zulu time
On Aug 31st 2019 the NTSB released their final report concluding the probable cause of the accident was:
an inadvertent encounter with several birds during approach that resulted in substantial damage to the airplane.
The NTSB reported:
The captain was the pilot flying, and stated that flight conditions were night VMC with no moon. The flight crew stated they were at 4,000 feet msl, at about 190 knots airspeed, and on the downwind leg for runway 26 when the bird strike occurred. The flight crew heard multiple thuds and saw some of the birds through the windshield. After the impacts, the flight crew checked instruments, disconnected autopilot, checked for changes in flight characteristics and did not note any changes. The first officer notified ATC of the bird strike and did not declare an emergency. The flight landed uneventfully at KPHL. Post flight maintenance inspection revealed substantial damage to the left front wing spar, left wing skin, and vertical stabilizer deice boot.
This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.
Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.
A Piedmont Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N638AE performing flight AA-6034 from Charlotte,NC to Fort Wayne,IN…
A Piedmont Airlines Embraer ERJ-145, registration N650AE performing flight AA-6142 from Tri-Cities,TN to Charlotte,NC (USA), had been enroute at…
A Piedmont Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N648AE performing flight AA-4797 from Columbia,SC to Philadelphia,PA…
A Piedmont Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N651AE performing flight AA-6165 from Charlotte,NC to Mobile,AL (USA), was…
A Piedmont Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N602AE performing flight AA-6014 from Albany,NY to Chicago,IL (USA)…
A Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, registration D-ABYD performing flight LH-431 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was climbing out of…
An Air Transat Airbus A321-200N, registration C-GOIF performing flight TS-233 from Faro (Portugal) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 148 people on board,…
Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.Pick your plan and subscribe
A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.
ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.
Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 5470 existing subscribers.
Popular aircraftAirbus A320
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlinesAmerican Airlines