Virgin Australia B738 at Christchurch on Mar 19th 2017, bird strike

Last Update: March 21, 2017 / 23:29:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-101

Aircraft Registration
VH-YIO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800, registration VH-YIO performing flight VA-101 from Christchurch (New Zealand) to Melbourne,VI (Australia), departed Christchurch's runway 02 when an engine (CFM56) ingested a bird and began to vibrate. The crew stopped the climb at FL100 and returned to Christchurch for a safe landing on runway 02 about 30 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration VH-YIV reached Melbourne with a delay of 8:15 hours.

The airline reported an engine blade was damaged by the bird strike causing the vibrations.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service after about 26 hours on the ground.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-101

Aircraft Registration
VH-YIO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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