Title: Birdstrike on takeoff, Boeing 737-204 (ADV) (EI-CJH), Dublin, Ireland, April 19, 2003 Micro summary: Birdstrike on takeoff of this Boeing 737 results in a single-engine landing. Event Time: 2003-04-19 at 1942 UTC File Name: 2003-04-19-IE.pdf Publishing Agency: Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) Publishing Country: Ireland Report number: 2005/16 Pages: 8 Site of event: Take-off Runway 10, Dublin (EIDW)
Departure: Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland Destination: Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland Airplane Type(s): Boeing 737-204 (ADV) Flight Phase: Takeoff Registration(s): EI-CJH Operator(s): Ryanair Type of flight: Revenue Occupants: 108 Fatalities: 0 Serious Injuries: 0 Minor/Non-Injured: 108 Other Injuries: 0
Executive Summary: During the rotation for take-off (that is the point at which the nose wheel is lifted off the runway to assume a flying attitude) the aircraft ingested several racing pigeons into its No.1 engine causing serious damage to the engine, which resulted in a return to Dublin Airport on a single engine. The aircraft landed RWY 10 without further incident. The No.1 engine suffered serious bird strike damage. There were no injuries.
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