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Originally posted by gortex
reply to post by elevenaugust
According to this its being reported as a bird strike .
This is a bird strike event, very occasionally Reporter contacted yesterday evening southern base of the China International Aviation and relevant person in charge, according to its understanding that, yesterday morning 10:11, CA4307 Chengdu - Shuangliu Airport in Chengdu, Guangzhou Flights normal take-off in about 20 minutes after takeoff, flight onboard radome was suddenly a bird strike, 'After the accident occurred, the flight captain calmly, in order to consider the life and property safety of passengers in contact with the Chengdu airport, follow the prescribed procedures the plane back to Chengdu.' In 10:59 yesterday morning, the flight successfully returned to the Shuangliu Airport, the passengers unharmed.
[ I know right here in N.Y a pilot landed on the Hudson River after a flock of birds went through 1 of the engines and blew it out. It's called the.. "Miracle on the Hudson" If you weren't there, or have no real knowledge of avionics,then you can't Claim it didn't happen. The same way I can't claim it did. ]
Flight 1549 Feb 2009, pilot was Sully Sullenberger. It was determined the aircraft lost all power due birds going into both engines. Loss of a single engine would have been a handful but going to a nearby runway would have been possible and likely from the point of the bird strike collision.
edit on 17-6-2013 by whatwasthat because: edit quote