Kulula B738 at Johannesburg on Mar 19th 2016, bird strike
Last Update: April 5, 2016 / 16:28:48 GMT/Zulu time
A post flight inspection revealed the bird had impacted and penetrated the leading edge of the vertical stabilizer.
The aircraft remained on the ground in Cape Town until Mar 21st 2016, ferried to Johannesburg and is still on the ground, now in Johannesburg, 11 days after the bird strike and is estimated to remain on the ground for at least another week.
On Apr 5th 2016 The Aviation Herald received information indicating that the vertical stabilizer is going to be replaced.
The bird was identified to have been an Egyptian Goose (length 71-73cm/27-29in, wingspan 135-155cm/53-61in, mass 1.5 to 2.25kg/3.3 to 5lbs).
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