An Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 encountered a bird strike today, resulting in the aircraft returning 40 minutes after departing Dublin, Ireland. The Aer Lingus A330-300 with registration EI-DUZ was operating flight EI9018 from Dublin, Ireland to Beijing International Airport, China.
The Boeing 787-9 with registration JA837A was operating flight NH919 from Tokyo Narita, Japan to Shanghai Pudong, China when the incident occurred. The Boeing 787-9 was on the initial climb out of Narita’s runway 16R, when a small panel detached from the right-hand engine (Trent 1000). The crew continued the flight to Shanghai unaware anything had detached from the engine, NHH919 landed without issue 2 hours 30 minutes later.
The Westwind Agusta WW24 aircraft with registration RPC5880 was taking off for Tokyo’s Hanneda Airport with 8 people onboard, reports indicate the aircraft exploded into flames killing all 8 onboard. Those who died were an American national, a Canadian national, a flight medic, nurse and doctor, along with three flight crew.
The Martinair Boeing 747-400FF with registration PH-CKA was operating flight MP7341 from Amsterdam to Sao Paulo Viracopos, SP, Brazil. The Boeing 747 was accelerating for takeoff from Amsterdam’s runway 36L when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed, citing a loud bang in the cargo compartment.
The Airbus A319-100 with registration N725UW was operating flight AA1625 from Charlotte, NC to Norfolk, VA, United States of America. The aircraft was flaring before landing on runway 05 at Norfolk when 2 birds were ingested into engine 1 (CFM56). After the aircraft was impacted a strange odour could be smelt onboard.
A TUI Airlines UK Boeing 737-800 encountered an engine issue today, resulting in the right-hand CFM-56 engine being shut down mid-flight. The TUI Boeing 737-800 with registration G-FDZR was operating positioning flight BY928P to Arrecife, Canaries, Spain when the incident occurred.