China Eastern B738 at Chongqing on Apr 22nd 2021, bird strike

Last Update: April 23, 2021 / 13:13:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 22, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
MU-6996

Destination
Taiyuan, China

Aircraft Registration
B-5857

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A China Eastern Boeing 737-800, registration B-5857 performing flight MU-6996 from Chongqing to Taiyuan (China) with 128 people on board, was climbing out of Chongqing's runway 03 just before midnight when a bird impacted the captain's windshield causing the outer pane to crack. The crew stopped the climb at about 3000 meters (10,000 feet) and returned to Chongqing for a safe landing on runway 02R about 30 minutes after departure.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 22, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
MU-6996

Destination
Taiyuan, China

Aircraft Registration
B-5857

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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