Wisconsin CRJ2 at New York on Dec 5th 2012, bird strike

Last Update: February 27, 2014 / 11:57:36 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 5, 2012

Classification
Accident

Flight number
US-3852

Aircraft Registration
N411ZW

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ2

An Air Wisconsin Canadair CRJ-200 on behalf of US Airways, registration N411ZW performing flight US-3852 from Philadelphia,PA to New York La Guardia,NY (USA) with 50 passengers and 3 crew, was descending through 7000 feet towards La Guardia Airport at about 200 KIAS when the aircraft took a bird strike. The crew continued the approach for a normal landing. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however.

The NTSB reported in a brief factual report: "Structural damage was found on skin panels, bulkheads, stringers, frames, nose landing gear support structure, ADG enclosure, leading edges, and piccolo ducts. The forward pressure bulkhead was dented, deformed, and punctured in several areas, affecting the structural strength of the bulkhead and require major repair or replacement, thereby qualifying as substantial damage."

The bird was identified as a snow goose.

On Feb 27th 2014 the NTSB released their brief final report concluding the probable cause of the accident was:

an inadvertant birdstrike on approach.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 5, 2012

Classification
Accident

Flight number
US-3852

Aircraft Registration
N411ZW

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ2

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