Egypt B738 at London on Mar 11th 2016, bird strike

Last Update: March 13, 2016 / 07:36:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2016

Classification
Accident

Airline
Egyptair

Flight number
MS-779

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Aircraft Registration
SU-GDZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Egyptair Boeing 737-800, registration SU-GDZ performing flight MS-779 from Cairo (Egypt) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 71 passengers, was on approach to Heathrow's runway 09L when a bird impacted and penetrated the nose of the aircraft. The crew continued for a safe landing on runway 09L.

The aircraft was unable to depart for its return flight MS-780. The aircraft remained on the ground for about 21 hours, then returned to Cairo as flight MS-1780, but has not yet resumed service about 35 hours after the bird strike.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2016

Classification
Accident

Airline
Egyptair

Flight number
MS-779

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Aircraft Registration
SU-GDZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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