China Airlines A359 at Ho Chi Minh City on Apr 11th 2021, bird strike

Last Update: April 22, 2021 / 14:10:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 11, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CI-783

Aircraft Registration
B-18903

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

A China Airlines Airbus A350-900, registration B-18903 performing flight CI-783 from Taipei (Taiwan) to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) with no passengers and just crew, had departed Taipei's runway 23R and landed on Ho Chi Minh City's runway 25R about 3 hours after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 20 hours, then departed for the return flight CI-782 and took the passengers waiting for the return flight to Taipei.

The airline reported the aircraft was operating their weekly scheduled flight into Ho Chi Minh City without passengers due to the ongoing Pandemic and the associated travel restrictions. The aircraft however was bound to take several dozens of passengers from Ho Chi Minh City back to Taipei. After landing in Ho Chi Minh City damage was found to the left hand wing and fuselage, a hole with about 30cm (11 inches) diameter was found, the aircraft needed to be repaired before it could perform the return flight. It remained unclear when and where the bird strike had occurred.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 11, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CI-783

Aircraft Registration
B-18903

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

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