THY B772 at Istanbul on Jan 3rd 2021, flock of birds

Last Update: January 3, 2021 / 12:32:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 3, 2021

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
TC-LJN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-200 freighter, registration TC-LJN performing freight flight TK-6220 from Istanbul Ataturk (Turkey) to Almaty (Kazakhstan), was climbing out of Ataturk's runway 05 when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds and received multiple bird strikes including the left hand pitot tube. The aircraft stopped the climb at 5000 feet and returned to Ataturk Airport for a safe landing on runway 05 about 45 minutes after departure and taxied to the apron. The aircraft received a reshaped radome and a bent left pitot tube.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 freighter registration TC-LJL is estimated to reach Almaty with a delay of 3.75 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 3, 2021

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
TC-LJN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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