Flydubai B738 at Baghdad on Jan 26th 2015, shots hitting aircraft

Last Update: January 28, 2015 / 17:52:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 26, 2015

Classification
Accident

Airline
Flydubai

Flight number
FZ-215

Destination
Baghdad, Iraq

Aircraft Registration
A6-FEK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FEK performing flight FZ-215 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Baghdad (Iraq) with 154 people on board, landed on Baghdad's runway 15L when shots hit the aircraft causing damage to the aircraft. The aircraft continued for a landing and rolled out without further incident. A 6 year old girl received minor injuries (scratch) as result of the gunfire.

Local media report two passengers received injuries as result of three rounds of shots were fired.

Airport officials reported the aircraft received damage, there were no casualties.

Flydubai confirmed the incident stating, that preliminary investigation does not suggest the small arms fire was aimed at the aircraft. There were no injuries, the damage was discovered only after the aircraft arrived at the stand.

Iraq's Minister of Transport reported that a "celebratory gunfire", as often seen during weddings, was identified as source of the three gun shots hitting the aircraft as it was descending through 600 meters (2000 feet), no further information about the origin of shots will be provided. A 6 year old girl aboard the aircraft received scratches, no other injuries occurred.

As result of the occurrence all airlines based in the United Arab Emirates suspended flights to Baghdad but continue service to other destinations in Iraq.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Baghdad.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 26, 2015

Classification
Accident

Airline
Flydubai

Flight number
FZ-215

Destination
Baghdad, Iraq

Aircraft Registration
A6-FEK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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