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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232903
Last updated: 29 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-890 (WL)
Owner/operator:Alaska Airlines
Registration: N536AS
C/n / msn: 35203/3893
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 142
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:San Josť-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC) -   Costa Rica
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Josť-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC)
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Apparently, the aircraft suffered a bird strike during climbing, the bird hit one of the engines and the crew decided to return while they were 10 miles away from the airport. The aircraft landed safely approximately 30 minutes after departure.



Photo of N536AS courtesy

San Jose - Norman Y Mineta International (KSJC / SJC)
28 September 2014; (c) Peter de Jong

Revision history:

11-Feb-2020 20:10 alonsfms Added
11-Feb-2020 20:11 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
11-Feb-2020 20:11 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Location]
12-Feb-2020 18:25 Iron_Hell Updated [Damage]

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