Delta B739 at Ft. Myers on Aug 24th 2023, bird strike

Last Update: August 25, 2023 / 16:02:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 24, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1139

Aircraft Registration
N900DU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N900DU performing flight DL-1139 from Ft. Myers,FL to Atlanta,GA (USA) with 185 people on board, was climbing out of Ft. Myers' runway 06 when the crew reported a bird strike causing vibrations of the airframe, levelled off at 3000 feet and decided to return to Ft. Myers needing to deviate around weather. The crew declared emergency. A runway inspection found the remains of birds on the runway. The aircraft positioned for an ILS approach to runway 06, landed safely and vacated the runway.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT STRUCK BIRDS DURING TAKEOFF ROLL CAUSING VIBRATIONS, FT MYERS, FL"

The aircraft is still on the ground in Ft. Myers about 22 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N900DU
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-900ER
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B739
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 24, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1139

Aircraft Registration
N900DU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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