Jazz DH8D at Nanaimo on Apr 5th 2021, the eagle has stricken

Last Update: April 13, 2021 / 15:26:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 5, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QK-8262

Aircraft Registration
C-GGNW

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Jazz de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration C-GGNW performing flight QK-8262 from Nanaimo,BC to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 61 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing through about 2500 feet MSL out of Nanaimo when an eagle struck the aircraft just below the captain's windshield. The crew advised ATC about the bird strike and the decision to continue to Vancouver at a reduced speed. Upon arrival into Vancouver the crew requested emergency services on stand by as a precaution. The aircraft landed safely on runway 26R about 20 minutes after departure from Nanaimo.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance found a dent below the captain's windshield, consulted with technical department and the manufacturer and released the aircraft to service with additional inspection criteria.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GGNW
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Dehavilland
Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-402
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8D
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 5, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QK-8262

Aircraft Registration
C-GGNW

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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