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DL MD-90 Birdstrike At PHX  
User currently offlineMadDogJT8D From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 398 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6189 times:

I'm amazed nobody posted this since it happened on Monday afternoon. It appears a DL MD-90 (N909DA) from PHX-SLC encountered a bird strike on takeoff that hit just above the first officer's eyebrow window and created a hole in the fuselage just above the window which caused pressurization issues.

News Link Here: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/...ta_flight_bird_1102091257188192567

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User currently offlineYXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1003 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5998 times:

That had to be one big bird to make a hole that size. any idea what altitude they were at when this happened?


I miss the 60's & 70's when you felt like a guest on the plane not cattle like today
User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5940 times:



Quoting MadDogJT8D (Thread starter):
I'm amazed nobody posted this since it happened on Monday afternoon.

I was surprised too. I finally posted it on my site late in the evening: http://www.widgetheads.net/fleet/news.php?id=239


User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3017 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5688 times:

Saw it on the late TV news last night. At least the tail end of the story.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5548 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 2):
I was surprised too

Why..? It's that time of the year again. Migration season has started and bird strikes start going up sharply. Just like in March - April when they head north and it starts all over again



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineFutureatp From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5539 times:

I work at PHX and was there when it happened. I was on coffee break at the time when it showed back up and all the fire trucks chasing it down the runway got my attention of course. There were actually two bird strikes as the second entered the fairing just before the right wing root and exited through some sort panel door on the center of the belly just aft of where it entered. Aircraft was at the gate 10 min before anyone noticed the second bird strike.

Talked to the captain about it. He said they were about 11000ft and at 310kts (aprox 350MPH) when it happened.

I do have some nice photos of the damage on my phone. Need 2 figure out how to get them on to the net. As of yesterday the aircraft was pushed back on the patch east of T-3 north and the damaged parts were covered up with black plastic -what I would call industrial trash bags.


User currently offlineKaiarahi From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 3002 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5528 times:



Quoting YXwatcherMKE (Reply 1):
That had to be one big bird

Canada goose with a shoe bomb  duck 



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User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5293 times:

Is that an MD-90 or an MD-82? It looks too short to be a -90??

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5238 times:



Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 7):
Is that an MD-90 or an MD-82? It looks too short to be a -90??

It's a 90. Plus DL doesn't have 82's.


User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5170 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
Why..? It's that time of the year again. Migration season has started and bird strikes start going up sharply. Just like in March - April when they head north and it starts all over again

Yup, we've had quite a few hits lately (I'm running out of spare cowls we've had so many hits!) in multiple cities (JFK, IAD, BOS). No to mention the multiple birdstrike that BA had w/ its 318 here at JFK a few weeks ago that took it OOS for a while, then the next day VX had one where they needed to bring their plane into our hangar. It's shaping up to be a bloody season so far for the birds!



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User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5128 times:



Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 8):
It's a 90. Plus DL doesn't have 82's.

I was thinking MD-88 but wrote -82....


User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3017 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5043 times:

Looks like they didn't get too far
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...2/history/20091102/1542Z/KPHX/KSLC

Wonder what it was.
We're not exactly in a high volume migratory flyway here, are we?



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User currently offlineFutureatp From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4759 times:

captain said about 40nm out is when the bird strike happened. but only at 11000ft it shouldn't be too far out anyway. The feathers that were on the panel door on the belly were many shades of gray. I assume they were some kind of goose. In the neighborhood i live in Glendale AZ there are some man made lakes that attract a few geese and ducks for the winter.

I think i read that Geese in North America reach a top cruising altitude of 9000ft but mallard ducks have been spotted up to 20000ft. im not positive though but Ill have to do some research on it.


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7908 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

Something a little off topic, but my dad used to fly DL MD-88s and he hit a bird on approach and because of depressurization or something a bunch of blood went through the edges of the window (not busting through though) and soaked his uniform. How does that work out?


Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3190 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
Why..?

Just because it's a large hole in a Delta aircraft and this forum is usually crawling over any little thing about DL and other airlines.


User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3017 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

Another one NE of PHX!
Article even has a pic.
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...5/20091105abrk-birdstrike1105.html



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