Cargolux B744 at Calgary on May 28th 2016, bird takes AoA vane out

Last Update: June 2, 2016 / 20:25:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 28, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Cargolux

Aircraft Registration
LX-FCL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Cargolux Boeing 747-400, registration LX-FCL performing freight flight CV-775 from Calgary,AB (Canada) to Luxembourg (Luxembourg) with 2 crew, was in the initial climb out of Calgary's runway 35R when a loud bang was heard followed by the stick shaker activating. The airspeed was still alive and safe, however, the indications of the stall margin were missing. The crew continued the climb and assessed the situation suspecting a nose tyre had failed and damaged an angle of attack (AoA) vane, then stopped the climb at 12000 feet reporting a damage AoA vane and decided to return to Calgary, where the aircraft landed safely about 40 minutes after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported no damage was found to the nose tyres, however, maintenance determined the right hand AoA vane was missing, there was evidence of a bird strike. The AoA vane was replaced and a bird strike inspection performed, then the aircraft returned to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 28, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Cargolux

Aircraft Registration
LX-FCL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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