Malta Air B738 at Bologna on Nov 24th 2021, flock of herons, both engines ingested birds

Last Update: December 1, 2021 / 18:34:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 24, 2021

Classification
Accident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-1194

Destination
Bologna, Italy

Aircraft Registration
9H-QDG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Malta Air Boeing 737-800 on behalf of Ryanair, registration 9H-QDG performing flight FR-1194 from London Stansted,EN (UK) to Bologna (Italy), was on final approach to Bologna's runway 12 when the aircraft flew through a flock of herons, which impacted nose, windshield, both wings, a number of herons were ingested by the right hand engine which subsequently suffered compressor stalls until touch down. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 12 at 23:24L (22:24Z).

Post flight examination revealed evidence the left hand engine had also ingested a number of birds.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Bologna on Nov 27th 2021.

On Dec 1st 2021 Ryanair sent following statement: "Flight FR1194 from London Stansted to Bologna on 24 Nov encountered a bird strike on final approach into Bologna Airport. The crew of this flight did a phantastic job in landing the aircraft safely, keeping the passengers informed, and ensuring passengers disembarked safely and on time."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 24, 2021

Classification
Accident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-1194

Destination
Bologna, Italy

Aircraft Registration
9H-QDG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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