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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173952
Last updated: 18 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8K5 (WL)
Owner/operator:Sunwing Airlines
Registration: C-FRZG
MSN: 35139/2538
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Rio Hato-Captain Scarlet Martinez Airport (MPSM) -   Panama
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Rio Hato-Captain Scarlet Martinez Airport (MPSM)
Destination airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ)
Sunwing Airlines flight WG773 returned to land at Rio Hato-Captain Scarlet Martinez Airport (MPSM), Panama after a bird strike on takeoff.
The Boeing 737-800 took off from Rio Hato at 21:16 when the airplane suffered a bird strike. The flight proceeded to a holding pattern off the south coast of Panama at an altitude of 6100 feet.
A safe landing was performed at 22:12 hours. The aircraft was taken out of service and passengers were flown back on another aircraft the next day.
C-FRZG was ferried back to Canada on February 18 as flight WG9773.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

22 Aug 2013 G-FDZG Thomson Airways 0 Fuerteventura Island Airport (FUE/GCFV) non


Photo of C-FRZG courtesy

Montréal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL / YUL)
17 April 2019; (c) Bill Fawcett

Revision history:

18-Feb-2015 07:55 harro Added

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