tonytifao
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A Bird Strikes GOL Engine

Thu May 24, 2007 2:33 am

A.net friends,

Last night a GOL flight leaving GRU suffered engine problems. They are reporting it struck a bird after take off.

Here is a portuguese link

http://oglobo.globo.com/sp/mat/2007/05/23/295864908.asp

Thanks,
Tony
 
Pu752
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RE: A Bird Strikes GOL Engine

Thu May 24, 2007 3:19 am

The flight arrived at MVD around 4hrs late, fortunately the captain managed to bring that bird down safely.
 
MarioSPlane
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RE: A Bird Strikes GOL Engine

Thu May 24, 2007 9:22 am

The press release from GOL states that the problem was due to a bird strike. But just minutes ago, an authority from Infraero(brazilian state company for airport infrastructure) revealed on national television that technicians from the company didn´t notice any sign of bird strike in the engine, also stating that the problem was due to mechanical failure.


Nice one Brazil... Going quickly to a new ICAO level in september...


Cheers