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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145220
Last updated: 12 October 2021
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Date:19-APR-2012
Time:22:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-32A (757-2G4)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 980002
MSN: 29026
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:on approach to Santa Barbara Airport - KSBA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:KSBA
Narrative:
Air Force Two carrying US Vice President Joe Biden to the Santa Barbara area hit birds while on approach to Santa Barbara Airport.
The exact damage is unknown however news photos show mechanics working on engine no 1 the next day.

Sources:

http://www.independent.com/news/2012/apr/20/bird-strike-grounds-air-force-two-santa-barbara/
http://web.archive.org/web/20120709070018/http://www.keyt.com:80/news/local/Vice-President-Joe-Biden-in-Santa-Barbara-County-148254985.html
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://wildlifecenter.pr.erau.edu/displayNews.php?news_id=278]


Images:

Photo of 980002 courtesy AirHistory.net


Singapore - Paya Lebar (WSAP / QPG)
22 August 2021; (c) Yang Qize

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Apr-2012 01:04 bp Added
22-Apr-2012 01:18 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
26-Apr-2012 02:35 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Narrative]

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