Bird strike Serious incident Boeing 737-86J (WL) C-GOWG , 22 Oct 2013
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-86J (WL)
Owner/operator:Sunwing Airlines
Registration: C-GOWG
MSN: 37757/3377
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Puerto Plata-Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP/MDPP) -   Dominican Republic
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Puerto Plata-Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP/MDPP)
Destination airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ)
Investigating agency: CIAA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft suffered a bird ingestion in engine no.2 after takeoff from Puerto Plata-Gregorio Luperón International Airport.

The number 2 engine of the aircraft suffered a bird ingestion, corresponding to a White Heron (Ardea Alba), as a result of the impact the blades in positions 14, 15, 16 and 17 suffered damage, this produced vibrations of high frequencies in said engine , forcing the crew to reduce the power to reduce vibrations and continue the flight to the Punta Cana International Airport, where they made an emergency landing.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAA
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

05-Jan-2018 09:19 harro Added

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