Southwest B738 at Denver on May 26th 2021, bird strike

Last Update: May 27, 2021 / 19:23:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 26, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-4390

Aircraft Registration
N8569Z

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8569Z performing flight WN-4390 from Denver,CO to San Jose,CA (USA) with 178 people on board, was climbing out of Denver's runway 34L when the crew stopped the climb at 8000 feet MSL reporting they "had a pretty large bird" on departure. The crew advised they had some performance issues and would be landing overweight. The aircraft landed safely on Denver's runway 35L about 15 minutes after departure and taxied to the apron with emergency services following the aircraft.

The FAA reported one of the engines (CFM56) ingested a bird, in addition another bird damaged a landing light.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 26, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-4390

Aircraft Registration
N8569Z

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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