Malta Air B738 at Liverpool on Apr 18th 2022, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: April 20, 2022 / 17:26:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 18, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Malta Air

Flight number
FR-3010

Aircraft Registration
9H-QDX

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Malta Air Boeing 737-800 on behalf of Ryanair, registration 9H-QDX performing flight FR-3010 from Liverpool,EN (UK) to Rome Fiumicino (Italy), was accelerating for takeoff from Liverpool's runway 27 when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed due to strong vibrations of the airframe. The aircraft came to a stop about 550 meters short of the runway end.

Passengers reported an "almighty shudder". Some fellow passengers stated they saw a bird being ingested by one of the engines. Initially the crew suspected a tyre had burst on departure, later they were told a bird had been ingested by one of the engines (CFM56).

The airport reported the aircraft rejected takeoff after a suspected bird strike.

A replacement Ryanair Boeing 737-800 registration EI-DCP reached Rome with a delay of 5.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 20 hours after the rejected takeoff.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 18, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Malta Air

Flight number
FR-3010

Aircraft Registration
9H-QDX

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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