PIA B772 at Karachi on Apr 22nd 2015, flock of birds

Last Update: April 25, 2015 / 00:00:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 22, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PK-305

Aircraft Registration
AP-BGZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration AP-BGZ performing flight PK-305 from Lahore to Karachi (Pakistan), was on final approach to Karachi's runway 25L when the aircraft flew through a flock of large birds and received a number of bird strikes. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 25L.

A post flight inspection revealed birds had impacted the nose landing gear causing a hydraulic line to be damaged, one bird remained wedged into the nose gear strut, other birds had impacted to the right hand engine (GE90) causing dents at the engine inlet and a number of birds had impacted the nose of the aircraft.

The aircraft remained on the ground for 33 hours before resuming service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 22, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PK-305

Aircraft Registration
AP-BGZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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