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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66539
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-7K2
Registration: PH-XRE
MSN: 30668/1482
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 148
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Amsterdam -   Netherlands
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol (EHAM)
Destination airport:Ibiza
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.

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


Photo of PH-XRE courtesy

Berlin - Tegel (EDDT / TXL) (closed)
8 April 2015; (c) Pertti Sipilš

Revision history:

22-Jul-2009 00:55 chrdana Added
22-Jul-2009 00:56 harro Updated
22-Jul-2009 01:52 RobertMB Updated
18-Jul-2010 10:44 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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