Alaska B738 at Brownsville on May 19th 2023, bird strike

Last Update: May 20, 2023 / 15:47:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 19, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-9540

Aircraft Registration
N514AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N514AS performing flight AS-9540 from Brownsville,TX to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was climbing out of Brownsville's runway 13 when the left hand engine (CFM56) ingested a bird prompting the crew to stop the climb at about 2000 feet and return to Brownsville for a safe landing on runway 13 about 6 (!) minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-9 MAX registration N928AK reached Los Angeles with a delay of about 6:45 hours.

The occurrence aircraft received a number of bent fan blades and is still on the ground in Brownsville about 15 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N514AS
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-890
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 19, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-9540

Aircraft Registration
N514AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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