Between 1990 and 2015, The FAA counted 177,269 incidents involving wildlife striking aircraft, 97% of all reported incidents related to birds. During the same period, 4 aircraft crashed caused by bird strikes. It’s estimated 1 accident involving humans death occurs in one billion flying hours.
The most recognised near fatality was in 2009, when US Airways flight 1549 ditched in the Hudson River shortly after take off from New York’s La Guardia Airport. The flight crew were heroes saving all 150 passengers onboard, a movie was made representing the incident titled Sully.
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 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 Jet Blue A320 with registration N915NN suffered a bird strikes on Wednesday 15th October 2019. The Airbus A320-200 was operating flight B6237 from New York’s John F Kennedy Airport, New York, United States of America to Santiago de Los Caballeros Airport, Dominican Republic when the incident took place.
An American 737-800 with registration N915NN suffered a bird strikes on Tuesday 15th October 2019. The Boeing 737-800 was operating flight AA1608 from Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, United States of American to New York’s La Guardia Airport, New York, United States of America when the incident took place.
An Air Malta Airbus A320-214 with registration 9H-AEP suffered a bird strike on Friday, September 27th, 2019. The Airbus A320 was accelerating down runway 31 as flight KM622 from Malta, Malta to Palermo, Italy when the aircraft suffered a bird strike.
A Ryanair 737-800 with registration EI-GDN suffered a bird strike on Wednesday, August 7th 2019. The Boeing 737-800 was climbing off runway 27 as flight FR3168 from Liverpool, United Kingdom to Paphos, Cyprus when the aircraft suffered a bird strike.
A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-200 with registration N856NW suffered a bird strike on Sunday 1st September 2019. The Airbus A330-200 was performing flight DL04 from London Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom to New York’s JFK Airport, United States of America when the incident took place.
A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 with registration TC-JVC suffered a bird strike on Friday 30th August 2019. The Boeing 737-800 was performing flight TK1332 from Bremen, Germany to Instanbul, Turkey when the aircraft suffered a bird strike after take off.