Qantas A388 at Muscat on Mar 25th 2017, bird strike

Last Update: March 27, 2017 / 20:13:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 25, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-9

Aircraft Registration
VH-OQA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Qantas Airbus A380-800, registration VH-OQA performing flight QF-9 (dep Mar 24th) from Melbourne,VI (Australia) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was on approach to Dubai when the crew entered a hold at FL150 due to weather conditions at Dubai airport. When the weather did not improve the crew decided to divert to Muscat (Oman). On approach to Muscat's runway 08L a bird impacted the aircraft, that continued for a safe landing.

The aircraft needed repairs and was unable to continue to Dubai.

The airline confirmed the aircraft diverted to Muscat due to weather conditions in Dubai. On approach to Muscat the aircraft received a bird strike. The passengers were taken to hotels.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 34 hours, then continued to Dubai as flight QF-9D landing in Dubai with a delay of 38.5 hours.

Metars Dubai:
OMDB 250400Z 05011KT 020V090 8000 -RA FEW030 21/18 Q1014 RETSRA WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT 4000 TSRA FEW030CB=
OMDB 250344Z 05011KT 7000 -RA FEW030 21/18 Q1014 RETSRA WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT 4000 TSRA FEW030CB=
OMDB 250300Z 31017KT 270V330 9999 -TSRA SCT030CB 23/17 Q1014 WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT 4000 TSRA=
OMDB 250247Z 31015KT 270V330 9999 TS SCT030CB 23/17 Q1013 WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT 4000 TSRA=
OMDB 250200Z 10016G28KT 060V130 9999 -RA FEW030CB 23/17 Q1009 RETS WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT 4000 TSRA=
OMDB 250114Z 11016G26KT 060V140 9999 FEW030CB 23/17 Q1009 WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT 4000 TSRA=
OMDB 250100Z 10016KT 070V130 9999 FEW030CB 23/17 Q1008 WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT 4000 TSRA=
OMDB 250000Z 06012KT 9999 FEW030CB 23/17 Q1010 RETS WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT 4000 TSRA=
OMDB 242300Z 08012KT 050V120 9999 TS SCT030CB 23/17 Q1010 WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT 4000 TSRA=
OMDB 242300Z 09015G25KT 070V140 9999 FEW030CB 23/17 Q1009 WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT=
OMDB 242200Z 07014G29KT 050V140 9999 FEW030CB 23/17 Q1010 WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT=
OMDB 242115Z 07014KT 9999 FEW030CB 23/15 Q1010 WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT=
OMDB 242100Z 07014G24KT 9999 FEW030CB 23/15 Q1011 WS ALL RWY TEMPO VRB25G35KT=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-OQA
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A380-842
ICAO Aircraft Type
A388
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Main Operator
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 25, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-9

Aircraft Registration
VH-OQA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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