Bird strike Incident Boeing 737-33A G-CELD, 17 Sep 2015
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Time:14:22 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-33A
Registration: G-CELD
MSN: 23832/1473
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 144
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Manchester Airport, Ringway, Manchester -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Barcelona, Spain (BCL/ECBN)
Destination airport:Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Boeing 737-300, registration G-CELD performing flight LS-804 from Barcelona,Spain, to Manchester,UK, with 144 passengers, was on approach to Manchester's runway 23L when the No.1 (left hand) engine (CFM56) ingested a bird and suffered repeated compressor stalls. The crew went around from about 1,200 feet and entered a hold shutting the engine down, positioned for another approach and landed safely about 20 minutes later.

Ground observers reported the engine was emitting unusual noise, repeated thuds, smoke and streaks of flame were emitted from the engine. According to an eyewitness report:

"I work in the Thomas Cook hangar at Manchester Airport and G-CELD is currently sitting outside my office window. The first thing to say is that the affected engine is the No 1, i.e. the left hand engine, not the right hand as in the above report. Having looked at the fan blades I can see no sign of a bird strike... and they do make a mess. The engine will be changed and no doubt a full investigation will follow".



Other occurrences involving this aircraft

21 Feb 2009 G-CELD Jet2 0 Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA/EGNM) min


Revision history:

18-Sep-2015 12:14 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Sep-2015 12:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
18-Sep-2015 12:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
18-Sep-2015 12:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
18-Sep-2015 12:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date]

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