Condor B763 at Cape Town on Nov 20th 2016, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: December 14, 2016 / 15:25:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 20, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Condor

Flight number
DE-2291

Aircraft Registration
D-ABUL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A Condor Boeing 767-300, registration D-ABUL performing flight DE-2291 from Cape Town (South Africa) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was accelerating for takeoff from Cape Town's runway 19 when the crew rejected takeoff (at about 110 knots over ground) due to a bird strike into the right hand engine (CF6). The aircraft slowed safely, vacated the runway at the last turn off and stopped clear of the runway for an examination by emergency service. The right hand brakes overheated causing the tyres to deflate. Emergency services cooled the brakes.

A passenger reported the aircraft accelerated through a flock of birds when an engine ingested birds and failed, the crew rejected takeoff. Engine and wheels are "toast".

The last exit, taxiway B3, is still closed and estimated to reopen on Nov 22nd.

On Dec 13th 2016 South Africa's CAA reported the right hand engine suffered a bird strike during the takeoff roll on runway 19.

Related NOTAM:
A3979/16 - TWY B3 CLSD. 20 NOV 17:15 2016 UNTIL 22 NOV 17:11 2016 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 21 NOV 08:08 2016
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 20, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Condor

Flight number
DE-2291

Aircraft Registration
D-ABUL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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