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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184489
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Time:c. 16:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8AS (WL)
Registration: EI-EKS
MSN: 38504/3203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 177
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Dublin (DUB) -   Ireland
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Dublin Airport (DUB)
Destination airport:KÝbenhavn-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH)
Ryanair flight FR161 returned to Dublin Airport, Ireland after sustaining a bird strike on rotation.
The Boeing 737-800 took off from runway 28 at 16:31 hours (UTC and local time) and climbed to an altitude of 18050 feet in a northerly direction. At 16:39 the flight requested to return to Dublin. The flight was cleared to descend to FL70. The aircraft then entered a holding pattern before commencing the approach for a safe landing on runway 28 at 17:07 hours.

An aircraft that landed about 6 minutes after the incident reported observing bird debris near taxiway E6, which is about 1870 m down the runway.



Photo of EI-EKS courtesy

Bournemouth - International (EGHH / BOH)
12 February 2020; (c) Howard J Curtis

Revision history:

14-Feb-2016 18:37 harro Added
14-Feb-2016 18:42 harro Updated [Phase, Narrative]
14-Feb-2016 18:53 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-May-2016 06:43 AF5541 Updated [Total occupants]

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