Southwest B733 at Nashville on Oct 28th 2013, bird strike

Last Update: October 29, 2013 / 15:26:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 28, 2013

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300, flight WN-3387 from Nashville,TN to Baltimore,MD (USA), was in the initial climb through about 2000 feet out of Nashville's runway 20C when the left hand engine ingested at least one bird. The crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet, declared emergency, requested equipment on standby for the arrival reporting the left hand engine was still running but producing vibrations and unusual noises, they visually spotted multiple birds. The aircraft returned to Nashville for a safe landing on runway 20R about 12 minutes after departure, the crew reported all indications looked good and continued taxi to the apron.

The FAA reported the aircraft sustained minor damage.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 28, 2013

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

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