Caribbean B738 at Port of Spain on Apr 8th 2012, bird strike

Last Update: April 9, 2012 / 23:38:10 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 8, 2012

Flight number
BW-524

Aircraft Registration
9Y-ANU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration 9Y-ANU performing flight BW-524 from Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was climbing out of Port of Spain's runway 10 when the crew reported they had a bird strike into the left hand engine (CFM56) and needed to return to the aerodrome. The crew levelled off at 4200 feet and joined a right hand downwind for approach to runway 10 about 15 minutes after departure. Following safe landing on runway 10 emergency services were requested to check the left hand engine as well as hot brakes. The aircraft was able to depart again and reached New York with a delay of 4.5 hours. Trinidad and Tobago's Authorities reported farmers had planted crop attracting birds near the runway although they had been told not to plant such attractive crop when permission was issued to cultivate that ground. In addition a waste dump near the aerodrome also attracts birds. The situation is being rectified, also following the bird strike two days earlier, see Incident: United B738 at Port of Spain on Apr 6th 2012, bird.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 8, 2012

Flight number
BW-524

Aircraft Registration
9Y-ANU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Article source

You can read 4 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber?
Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Free newsletter

Want to know more and stay ahead? Get our free weekly newsletter and join 4946 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and confirm that you've read our privacy policy.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

Virtual Speech logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Get updates

Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 4946 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and that you've read our privacy policy.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways