PIA B773 at Milan on Jan 28th 2017, bird strike

Last Update: January 29, 2017 / 20:56:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 28, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PK-719

Aircraft Registration
AP-BID

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration AP-BID performing flight PK-719 from Lahore (Pakistan) to Milan Malpensa (Italy) with 125 passengers, was on approach to Malpensa's runway 35R when a bird impacted the aircraft. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 35R.

The aircraft was unable to continue its schedule, flight PK-720 to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) and further to Lahore (Pakistan). Both legs of flight PK-720 were postponed to the next day.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 23 hours, then was able to depart for flight PK-720 to Paris and Lahore.

The airline reported that the aircraft was airworthy on departure from Lahore, a bird or some other object impacted the aircraft shortly before landing in Milan and caused minor damage to the tail of the aircraft.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 28, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PK-719

Aircraft Registration
AP-BID

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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