KLM B773 at Accra on Sep 3rd 2021, rejected takeoff due to bird strike
Last Update: September 6, 2021 / 06:25:41 GMT/Zulu time
The airport reported the aircraft rejected takeoff from runway 21 due to a bird strike near the windshield. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron. The passengers disembarked and were taken to various hotels.
ADS-B data transmitted by the transponder of the aircraft make clear the aircraft was accelerating for takeoff from runway 03 and rejected takeoff at about 145 knots over ground.
Passengers reported they were told one of the engines (GE90) ingested a bird prompting the takeoff to be rejected. The right hand main tyres deflated during taxiing back to the apron.
Ghana's AIB have opened an investigation into the occurrence.
The aircraft remained on the ground in Accra for about 27:15 hours, then departed as flight KL-590D and reached Amsterdam with a delay of 27.5 hours about 2 hours after the regular flight KL-590 of Sep 4th 2021 (performed by PH-BVA).
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