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Narrative:A Transavia Boeing 737-700, registration PH-XRE performing flight HV-5673 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Ibiza (Spain) with 148 passengers, struck a falcon while climbing out of Amsterdam. The crew not knowing what damage had occured decided to return to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport as a precaution, where the airplane landed safely with emergency services on standby about 20 minutes after takeoff.
|C/n / msn:|| 30668|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 148|
|Airplane damage:|| Minor|
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Departure airport:||Amsterdam-Schiphol (EHAM)|
After an inspection, which found the airplane perfectly airworthy, the airplane took off again with a delay of 2:15 hours. However, this time the crew noticed possible problems with the anti-ice systems about 30 minutes into the flight prompting them to return again for a safe landing.
A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration PH-XRY managed to finally reach Ibiza with a delay of 5.5 hours.
The aviation Herald, De Telegraaf
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