Baltic BCS3 at Riga on Jul 13th 2020, bird strike

Last Update: July 14, 2020 / 20:25:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 13, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Baltic

Flight number
BT-617

Departure
Riga, Latvia

Aircraft Registration
YL-CSC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A220-300

ICAO Type Designator
BCS3

An Air Baltic Bombardier C-Series CS-300, registration YL-CSC performing flight BT-617 from Riga (Latvia) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was in the initial climb out of Riga's runway 18 when the aircraft received a bird strike. The aircraft continued the climb and flight towards Amsterdam and was enroute at FL380 about 230nm westsouthwest of Riga when the crew decided to turn around and return to Riga, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 18 about 75 minutes after departure.

A replacement BCS3 registration YL-CSM reached Amsterdam with a delay of 3 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 14 hours, then resumed service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 13, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Baltic

Flight number
BT-617

Departure
Riga, Latvia

Aircraft Registration
YL-CSC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A220-300

ICAO Type Designator
BCS3

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