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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 80643
Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-2Y0
Owner/operator:Thomas Cook
Registration: G-FCLK
MSN: 26161/557
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 238
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Dalaman Airport (DLM/LTBS) -   Turkey
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Dalaman Airport (DLM/LTBS)
Destination airport:Manchester Airport (EGGC/MAN)
Investigating agency: AAIB
During takeoff from Runway 01R, coincident with the V1 speed of 156 kt, the aircraft struck a flock of seagulls. The flight crew heard several impacts and were aware that a significant bird strike had occurred. Rotation and initial climb out were normal with no unusual indications. The crew informed Air Traffic Control about the bird strike and also contacted their company operations, who subsequently confirmed that multiple bird remains had been found on the runway at Dalaman. During the climb the crew noticed that vibration levels on the right engine had increased but other engine indications were normal. The aircraft continued to Manchester Airport, its planned destination, where the extent of the damage was discovered. In addition to a cracked nose landing gear light, the light housing was damaged and there were multiple dents on both engine air intake lips; birds had evidently passed through both engines. Significant bird remains were found still adhering to the nose and main landing gear assemblies.


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



Photo of G-FCLK courtesy

Glasgow - International (EGPF / GLA)
29 June 2010; (c) F Seggie

Revision history:

11-Nov-2010 10:12 saf7670 Added
22-Dec-2012 10:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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