LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 23465 posts, RR: 50 Posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6975 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.
JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4471 posts, RR: 21 Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6763 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.