Aserca MD82 at Caracas on Oct 31st 2012, bird strike

Last Update: November 3, 2012 / 15:47:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 31, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aserca

ICAO Type Designator
MD82

An Aserca Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-82, flight R7-757 from Caracas to Maracaibo (Venezuela), suffered a bird strike upon rotation for takeoff prompting the crew to stop the climb at safe altitude and return to Caracas for a safe landing.

A passenger reported that a bang was heard just when nose lifted for takeoff, the captain subsequently announced that a number of sensors had been disabled by a bird strike requiring them to return to Caracas.

The aircraft was able to depart again and was on final approach to Maracaibo when the weather prevented a safe landing prompting the crew to return to Caracas again. Following a third departure the aircraft finally reached Maracaibo with a delay of 12 hours the following morning.

The airline confirmed the aircraft returned to Caracas as a precaution following a bird strike upon first takeoff. After examination of the aircraft the aircraft flew to Maracaibo but could not land due to gusting strong cross winds and a thunderstorm over the aerodrome and returned to Caracas.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 31, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aserca

ICAO Type Designator
MD82

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