Fedex MD10 at Memphis on Jan 9th 2016, bird strike

Last Update: January 12, 2016 / 19:23:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 9, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Flight number
FX-541

Aircraft Registration
N554FE

ICAO Type Designator
MD10

A Fedex Federal Express McDonnell Douglas MD-10, registration N554FE performing flight FX-541 from Memphis,TN to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was in the initial climb out of Memphis' runway 36L when the crew reported they suspected a bird strike into the tail mounted engine (#2, CF6) during takeoff, they got a lot of vibrations. The crew declared emergency and returned to Memphis for a safe landing on runway 36C about 20 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported there was minor damage to the aircraft.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 3 days after the occurrence.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 9, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Flight number
FX-541

Aircraft Registration
N554FE

ICAO Type Designator
MD10

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