SA Airlink E170 at Kimberley on Jan 23rd 2020, bird strike

Last Update: February 22, 2020 / 23:07:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 23, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
SA Airlink

Flight number
SA-8428

Aircraft Registration
ZS-YBC

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-170

ICAO Type Designator
E170

A South African Airlink Embraer ERJ-170 on behalf of SAA South African Airways, registration ZS-YBC performing flight SA-8428 from Kimberley to Johannesburg (South Africa), was accelerating for takeoff from Kimberley's runway 28 when at about Vr the crew spotted a bird on the runway which flew up towards the right of the aircraft. The right hand engine (CF34) ingested the bird, emitted banging sounds and vibrations and lost thrust. The crew stopped the climb at 8000 feet and returned to Kimberley for a safe landing on runway 02 about 30 minutes after departure.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Kimberley a month later.

South Africa's CAA is looking into the occurrence.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 23, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
SA Airlink

Flight number
SA-8428

Aircraft Registration
ZS-YBC

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-170

ICAO Type Designator
E170

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