Westjet B738 at Victoria on Jan 14th 2020, bird strike

Last Update: January 16, 2020 / 21:07:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 14, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-209

Destination
Victoria, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GJWS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Westjet Boeing 737-800, registration C-GJWS performing flight WS-209 from Calgary,AB to Victoria,BC (Canada), was on final approach to Victoria's runway 09 desceding through about 1000 feet MSL when the aircraft received a bird strike. The crew initiated a go around, climbed to 3000 feet and diverted to Vancouver,BC (Canada) for a safe landing about 15 minutes after the go around.

The airline confirmed a bird strike on flight from Calgary to Victoria causing the cancellation of flight WS-220.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 53 hours after landing.

On Jan 16th 2020 the Canadian TSB reported: "During short final at CYYJ the aircraft encountered a flock of geese and struck approximately 10 of them. The crew executed a missed approach and diverted to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. With ARFF on standby, the aircraft was given priority clearance and it landed without further incident. The aircraft nose cone had been punctured by the impact. There were no injuries."
Aircraft Registration Data
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C-GJWS
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
737-8CT
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
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Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 14, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-209

Destination
Victoria, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GJWS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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