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Horizon Air "severe" Bird Strike Over LA  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24792 posts, RR: 46
Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7550 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, 611 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7388 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, 4488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7338 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 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7163 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, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6433 times:

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


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2872 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6388 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, 2000 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5591 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, 1514 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5517 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 8 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5325 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, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4975 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: 16
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4503 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, 1597 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4230 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, 19371 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4220 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, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

i didn't know birds flew that high.

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