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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157207
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:25-JUN-2013
Time:c. 08:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic B788 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:Thomson Airways
Registration: G-TUIB
MSN: 34423/94
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Cardiff Airport, Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF)
Destination airport:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN)
Narrative:
A Boeing 787-8 passenger plane, registered G-TUIB, sustained damage to one engine following a bird strike at Cardiff Airport.
The airplane operated on a training flight, TOM-952P, from Manchester to Shannon via Cardiff. A bird strike occurred on takeoff from Cardiff. The flight continued to Shannon were it landed normally at 09.40am. It was able to proceed under it's own power to a remote taxiway where ground crews and engineers were standing by.
The airplane departed the next day after repairs had been accomplished.

UPDATE: Per the following CAA report into the incident (see link #5) "Birdstrike during take-off roll. Damage to the RH engine acoustic lining. Engine instruments were operating normally so flight continued. Two dead birds had been recovered from the runway. Bird species identified as Seagulls"

Sources:

1. http://clareherald.com/2013/06/thomson-jet-grounded-at-shannon.html
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
3. http://avherald.com/h?article=46463270
4. https://www.aeroinside.com/item/2722/thomson-b788-at-cardiff-on-jun-25th-2013-bird-strike
5. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/1357/F0001935ReplyLetter.pdf
6. http://www.birdstrike.it/en/index.php?Archive_2013


Images:

Photo of G-TUIB courtesy AirHistory.net


Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
2 October 2020; (c) Shaun Connor

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jun-2013 08:34 ryan Added
26-Jun-2013 12:48 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
23-Sep-2015 21:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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