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B6 Geese Strike At HPN (White Plains) 24-Apr

Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:02 am

Some news out White Plains tonight, a JetBlue flight to West Palm encountered some geese and returned 7 minutes later.

Here's an article from the NY Post, making it sound a lot worse, than it likely was: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/g...lane_taking_7xlsnpfs9Fbtz6F9xIBUQP

Does not say if they even lost an engine
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RE: B6 Geese Strike At HPN (White Plains) 24-Apr

Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:11 am

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RE: B6 Geese Strike At HPN (White Plains) 24-Apr

Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:52 pm

They took 2 geese to the cockpit windows and center support bar. That must have been a loud strike. I always thought it was loud hitting small birds on a runway.

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RE: B6 Geese Strike At HPN (White Plains) 24-Apr

Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:43 pm

The jet was an Embraer 190, which can carry 114 passengers. It was unclear how many people were board the goose-crippled flight. Authorities and the airline did not return phone calls.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/g...lsnpfs9Fbtz6F9xIBUQP#ixzz1t3zXPy5E
says that 114 passengers thats not jetBlue's E190 some news guy
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RE: B6 Geese Strike At HPN (White Plains) 24-Apr

Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:41 pm

Elsewhere I saw 54 pax, 4 crew.

Trying to figure out the tail #. Is there a database that shows this?
 
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RE: B6 Geese Strike At HPN (White Plains) 24-Apr

Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:18 am

Quoting varsity (Reply 4):

The video shows 178...
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RE: B6 Geese Strike At HPN (White Plains) 24-Apr

Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:46 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 5):
The video shows 178...

Thank you, I checked a few photos and couldn't read it. When I search that on FlightAware I do see that its next few scheduled runs have been cancelled. It's odd to me that you can look up either the Tail # or the Flight # but they don't appear to be cross-referenced.