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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217262
Last updated: 25 February 2021
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Date:04-NOV-2018
Time:07:07 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-81Z (WL)
Owner/operator:Iraqi Airways
Registration: YI-ASG
C/n / msn: 40089/4837
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Erbil International Airport (EBL/ORER) -   Iraq
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Erbil International Airport (EBL/ORER)
Destination airport:Al Najaf International Airport (NJF/ORNI)
Narrative:
Iraqi Airways flight IA916, a Boeing 737-800, returned to land at Erbil International Airport, Iraq after suffering a bird strike.
The aircraft took off from runway 18 and hit birds shortly after departure. The flight crew leveled off at 2800 feet and initiated a return to the airport. A safe landing was made back on runway 18 at 07:20 UTC.
Photos of the incident show that the left hand wing leading edge was hit, close to the fuselage. One of the engines also showed blood spatters.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ia916#1e713d5e
http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/477814

Media:


Images:

Photo of YI-ASG courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Gatwick (EGKK / LGW)
12 June 2014; (c) Richard Vandervord

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2018 11:19 harro Added
04-Nov-2018 21:21 harro Updated [Embed code]
05-Nov-2018 09:35 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]

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