Flybe DH8D at Newquay on Sep 15th 2015, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: September 16, 2015 / 12:58:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 15, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flybe

Flight number
BE-803

Aircraft Registration
G-JECM

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration G-JECM performing flight BE-803 from Newquay,EN to London Gatwick,EN (UK), was accelerating for takeoff from Newquay when a sea gull impacted the aircraft prompting the crew to reject takeoff. The aircraft returned to the apron.

A replacement Dash 8-400 registration G-JECO reached Gatwick with a delay of 2 hours.

The airline confirmed takeoff was rejected as a precaution following a bird strike.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Newquay 26 hours after rejecting takeoff.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 15, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flybe

Flight number
BE-803

Aircraft Registration
G-JECM

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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