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Horizon Air "severe" Bird Strike Over LA  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25514 posts, RR: 50
Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7658 times:

Don't know if it's simply journalistic liberty, or FAA rep really did say the event was severe.

Aircraft involved was N422QX operating Alaska 2306.

I'm asking around for some photos.


Quote:
Passenger plane makes emergency landing after bird strike near Dodger Stadium
November 9, 2010

A Horizon Air turboprop with 73 passengers aboard made an emergency landing Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after a bird strike near Dodger Stadium damaged the right wing and a fuel tank, federal officials said.

Flight 306 from Redding to Los Angeles touched down safely around 2 p.m. after a collision with a bird or birds at an altitude of about 6,600 feet, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Gregor said the damage to the twin-engine Bombardier DASH-8 was so severe the incident is being classified as an accident and will be investigated by the FAA.

Full story:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...rd-strike-near-dodger-stadium.html


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
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User currently offlinePWMRamper From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 628 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7496 times:

Glad to hear everyone's okay, hope the a/c is all right.

User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7446 times:

Well, if the feds say it's classified as an "accident," that would imply substantial damage to the aircraft. And to actually damage the fuel tank in the wing, well, that would be substantial damage. I wonder if there were controllability issues as well, though I would tend to doubt that.

[Edited 2010-11-09 10:08:00]


I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7271 times:

Ugh, just what QX needs right now.  

I just flew N422QX a few weeks ago. Wonderful flight. Hope damage to the aircraft isn't too bad and it can be brought back to service, and soon.

Cheers,
Anthony/Airport


User currently offlineUTAH744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6541 times:

If it was at 6,600 msl the bird was probably flying VFR (see and be seen.) 


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User currently onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6496 times:

Quoting UTAH744 (Reply 4):
If it was at 6,600 msl the bird was probably flying VFR (see and be seen.)

Yes, but did they have the clearance to enter the Bravo Airspace??? LOL!   



"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
User currently offlineflyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5699 times:

Looks like the cost is going to be less then $1M to fix it. Not by much though.

User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5625 times:

Are there any pictures circulating of this incident?
Damage of almost $1Million seems to be quite extensive.



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User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5433 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 5):
Quoting UTAH744 (Reply 4):
If it was at 6,600 msl the bird was probably flying
VFR (see and be seen.)

Yes, but did they have the clearance to enter the Bravo Airspace??? LOL!

Uh oh, airspace violation on the part of the bird....LOL, but in all seriousness, I'm glad no one was hurt and hopefully they can repair the plane.

FX1816


User currently offlinesocalatc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 528 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5083 times:

The aircraft is sitting inside the QANTAS hanger at LAX. Right now it will not leave LAX any sooner than 11/24.

User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

Quoting Airport (Reply 3):
I just flew N422QX a few weeks ago. Wonderful flight. Hope damage to the aircraft isn't too bad and it can be brought back to service, and soon.

A lovely flight it was! So sad to see this happen.. Hope N422QX is back in the sky soon!  

Devon



Flying high on the Wings of the Great Northwest!
User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1600 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

Well, it sure sounds severe for the B-1-RD involved. Maybe it was a GU-11 taking advantage of some of the thermals today.  


Uncle SAN at your service!
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19786 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4328 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
Don't know if it's simply journalistic liberty, or FAA rep really did say the event was severe.

They're always pretty severe for the bird involved.

Quoting FX1816 (Reply 8):

Uh oh, airspace violation on the part of the bird....

He should get the death penalty!!!

So how does a few pounds of poultry damage the fuel tank?


User currently offlineCO 757-300 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4246 times:

i didn't know birds flew that high.

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