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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225122
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Time:c. 14:38 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B789 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:Virgin Atlantic Airlines
Registration: G-VZIG
MSN: 37969/267
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:London Heathrow Airport -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG/ZSPD)
Virgin Atlantic Airlines flight VS250 returned to London Heathrow Airport, U.K. after hitting a bird on departure from runway 27R.
The flight stopped the climb at FL180 and returned to Heathrow where a normal landing was made on runway 27L about one hour after takeoff.
The incident aircraft resumed service two days after the occurrence.



Photo of G-VZIG courtesy

Helsinki - Vantaa (EFHK / HEL)
16 February 2019; (c) Juhani Sipilš

Revision history:

15-May-2019 20:03 Added
15-May-2019 20:06 harro Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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