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AC 777-300ER Bird Strike YVR (geese)  
User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

Can't recall this being mentioned yet, but I noted the following in the Transport Canada daily occurrence reports site. Sounds like a fairly expensive encounter with geese, luckily with a more successful outcome than US1549, although it sounds like both engines were damaged. The incident happened last Monday, June 8.

The Air Canada Boeing 777-300 aircraft (C-FITW), operating as ACA008, was on approach to Runway 08L at Vancouver after a flight from Hong Kong. Descending through 500 ft on final, the crew observed a flock of geese 200 ft AGL below, and a go- around was initiated. During the missed approach, the aircraft was struck by about 6 geese. The aircraft completed a second approach and landed at Vancouver without further difficulty. After arrival at the gate, an inspection revealed the following damage: no. 1 engine fan nose cowl was dented and the acoustic liner damaged, at least 4 fan blades of the no. 2 engine damaged, abradable liner damaged, right wing outboard leading edge, as well as slats and flaps appeared damaged. The aircraft will be out of service until the damage is fully determined and repaired.

[Edited 2009-06-12 10:56:13]

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