Skymark B738 at Tokyo on Aug 29th 2020, bird strike

Last Update: August 27, 2021 / 17:56:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 29, 2020

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BC-21

Destination
Fukuoka, Japan

Aircraft Registration
JA73NM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Skymark Boeing 737-800, registration JA73NM performing flight BC-21 from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka (Japan) with 70 passengers and 6 crew, departed Haneda's runway 16R and was climbing through about 10800 feet MSL (3300 meters) when the aircraft received a bird strike. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the flight, climbed to FL340 and landed safely in Fukuoka about 75 minutes later.

A post flight inspection revealed damage to the aircraft skin on the left hand side and internal structures. Japan's Ministry of Transport rated the occurrence an accident, on Sep 1st 2020 Japan's JTSB opened an investigation stating the aircraft received "skin damage" as result of the bird strike at 3300 meters about 15km (8 nm) southeast of the airport.

The occurrence aircraft was still on the ground in Fukuoka about 80 hours (3 days and 8 hours) after landing.

On Aug 27th 2021 the JTSB released a progress report in Japanese stating the first officer was pilot flying, the captain pilot monitoring. Climbing through 8500 feet the crew heard an impact sound near the lower left of the cockpit and an unusual odour developed in the cockpit. The crew checked all indications and instruments with no anomaly found and therefore decided to continue the flight to destination.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 29, 2020

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BC-21

Destination
Fukuoka, Japan

Aircraft Registration
JA73NM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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