Goma L410 at Kathmandu on Mar 2nd 2016, bird strike

Last Update: March 2, 2016 / 14:31:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 2, 2016

Classification
Incident

Destination
Lukla, Nepal

Aircraft Registration
9N-AKZ

Aircraft Type
Let L-410 Turbolet

ICAO Type Designator
L410

A Goma Air Let L-410, registration 9N-AKZ performing scheduled domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Nepal) with 9 people on board, was rotating for takeoff from Kathmandu at 08:46L (03:01Z) when birds impacted the aircraft prompting the crew to return to Kathmandu for a safe landing.

The airport reported a bird hit one of the wings of the aircraft right at becoming airborne, the wing received damage requiring repairs that will take a number of days.

The airline reported that a bird patrol had chased birds off the runway before departure, however, it appears four birds remained on the runway or immediately returned onto the runway. The bird collided with one of the horizontal stabilizers causing damage. Nepal's Civil Aviation Authority was informed, the damage is being repaired and the aircraft is expected to return to service in a few days, possibly even on Mar 3rd.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 2, 2016

Classification
Incident

Destination
Lukla, Nepal

Aircraft Registration
9N-AKZ

Aircraft Type
Let L-410 Turbolet

ICAO Type Designator
L410

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