Gol B738 at Fortaleza on Mar 20th 2022, bird strikes on departure and landing

Last Update: March 24, 2022 / 19:55:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 20, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G3-1521

Aircraft Registration
PR-GZU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-800, registration PR-GZU performing flight G3-1521 from Fortaleza,CE to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) with 179 passengers and 6 crew, departed Fortaleza's runway 13 when the right hand engine (CFM56) ingested a bird prompting the crew to stop the climb at 5000 feet and return to Fortaleza. While on final approach to Fortaleza's runway 13 about 80 minutes later, when the aircraft received another bird strike. The aircraft continued a safe landing.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 28 hours before returning to service.

Brazil's CENIPA reported the aircraft sustained minor damage, the occurrence was rated an incident.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 20, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G3-1521

Aircraft Registration
PR-GZU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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