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VS76 Incident MCO 1/19  
User currently offlinemcoatc From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 194 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

On Saturday evening 1/19, VS 76 departing MCO for MAN flew through a large flock of birds shortly after departing Rwy 35L about 300' agl. The A330 sustained serious damage, resulting in the shutdown of the #1 engine and vibration in the #2 as well. I have seen pics of the "good" engine and it sustained heavy damage, with some seriously bent fan blades. All involved did a great job leading to a safe outcome.

GVKSS will be stuck here for a few days as both engines need replacing. I am told that there was damage sustained to the leading edge as well, although I don't know if it requires repair. A couple more birds into the #2 and this could have been much more of a story. Returning from a flight on a twin and needing two new engines is exciting enough.

As VS is already dealing with snow and weather delays, this can't possibly help their scheduling.

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User currently offlineJerseyFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

They should have fitted 4 engines 4 avoiding multiple bird strikes!

User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3081 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

http://avherald.com/h?article=45c7d5a1&opt=0

Incident: Virgin Atlantic A333 at Orlando on Jan 19th 2013, engine shut down in flight



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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2911 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Quoting JerseyFlyer (Reply 1):

They should have fitted 4 engines 4 avoiding multiple bird strikes!

Hmmmmm    You sure?  

From 2011:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4400a804

Quote:
A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400, registration G-VTOP performing flight VS-28 from Orlando,FL (USA) to London Gatwick,EN (UK), accelerated through a flock of birds on takeoff from Orlando's runway 17R. The crew continued takeoff and after becoming airborne reported they had run over the top of geese and requested the runway to be inspected. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the flight to London where the aircraft landed safely.

Rgds  



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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2184 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

Quoting mcoatc (Thread starter):
As VS is already dealing with snow and weather delays, this can't possibly help their scheduling.

Can't be too bad, I saw at least one of their A330's parked idle at LGW today alongside a couple of 744's!



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