Ethiopian B738 at Mogadishu on Dec 26th 2022, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: January 13, 2023 / 11:29:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 26, 2022

Classification
Accident

Flight number
ET-379

Aircraft Registration
ET-APL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration ET-APL performing flight ET-379 from Mogadishu (Somalia) to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) with 112 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Mogadishu's runway 05 when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 130 knots over ground) due to a bird strike into one of the engines (CFM56). The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

The flight was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Mogadishu until Jan 3rd 2023, positioned to Addis Ababa and returned to service on Jan 4th 2023.

On Jan 13th 2023 Somalia's AIB reported a flock of birds flew into the left hand engine while the aircraft was on the takeoff roll. The takeoff was rejected. The left hand engine and inboard leading edge devices received damage. The AIB rated the occurrence an accident and opened an investigation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 26, 2022

Classification
Accident

Flight number
ET-379

Aircraft Registration
ET-APL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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