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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 268510
Last updated: 21 October 2021
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Date:13-OCT-2021
Time:06:55 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8AS (WL)
Owner/operator:Ryanair
Registration: EI-EKR
MSN: 38503/3202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Manchester Airport, Ringway, Manchester -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Manchester International Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Destination airport:Lanzarote Airport (ACE/GCRR)
Narrative:
Ryanair flight FR2131, a Boeing 737-8AS, suffered a bird strike on departure from Manchester Airport, U.K. The flight crew stopped the climb at 3625 feet and entered a holding pattern over Warrington, north of Liverpool before safely diverting to Liverpool Airport, where it landed safely on runway 27 about 55 minutes after departure.

Ground observers at Manchester reported the engines (CFM56) sounded rough, almost like a helicopter, as the aircraft climbed out.

A spokesperson for Ryanair said: "“This flight from Manchester to Lanzarote (13th Oct) diverted to Liverpool airport following a minor bird strike. The aircraft landed normally, and customers were transferred to a replacement aircraft which departed to Lanzarote following a short delay of approximately one hour. "Ryanair sincerely apologised to all affected customers."

A Liverpool John Lennon Airport confirmed the Ryanair flight's unscheduled landing: "A Ryanair flight that took off from Manchester Airport bound for Arrecife (Lanzarote) requested to land here at Liverpool John Lennon Airport at 08:45 this morning landing safely and without incident at 08:53."

Sources:

1. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/ryanair-flight-manchester-bird-strike-21843740
2. https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/ryanair-plane-forced-make-emergency-21845720
3. https://www.pprune.org/spectators-balcony-spotters-corner/643202-bird-strike-ryanair-flight-2131-13-october-2021-a.html
4. https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2021-10-13/ryanair-flight-forced-to-land-in-liverpool-after-bird-flies-into-engine
5. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-58900185
6. https://www.aeroinside.com/16223/ryanair-b738-at-manchester-on-oct-13th-2021-bird-strike
7. http://avherald.com/h?article=4ee9c526
8. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ei-ekr#297c3567

Location

Media:


Images:

Photo of EI-EKR courtesy AirHistory.net


Lanzarote (GCRR / ACE)
3 September 2019; (c) Trevor Warne

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Oct-2021 16:26 harro Added
14-Oct-2021 17:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative, Category]
14-Oct-2021 17:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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