Sunwing B738 at Antalya and Bucharest on Sep 17th 2022, cracked windshield

Last Update: September 18, 2022 / 16:09:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 17, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OR-3042

Aircraft Registration
C-FFPH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Sunwing Boeing 737-800 on behalf of TUI Airways, registration C-FFPH performing flight OR-3042 from Antalya (Turkey) to Rotterdam (Netherlands) with 189 people on board, departed Antalya's runway 18L, received a bird strike and continued to climb to FL360. About 80 minutes into the flight about 70nm southwest of Bucharest (Romania) the crew initiated a descent to FL110 and FL100 levelling off about 15 minutes later and diverted to Bucharest where the aircraft landed on Otopeni Airport's runway 26R about 45 minutes after leaving FL360.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Bucharest due to a cracked cockpit window. The windshield was damaged for unknown reasons. The passengers could not be accomodated at Bucharest due to shortage of hotel rooms.

Passengers reported there was a dent near the windshield and a cracked windshield, raising suspicions of a bird strike.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration OO-JEF positioned from Brussels to Bucharest, resumed the flight and delivered the passengers to Rotterdam the following day with a delay of about 18 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Bucharest about 22 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-FFPH
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
737-81D
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 17, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OR-3042

Aircraft Registration
C-FFPH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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