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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 1 January 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Operator:Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS
Registration: LN-RKA
C/n / msn: 46868/171
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH) (   Denmark)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
While taking off from runway 22L engine no. 1 (General Electric CF6-50C) suffered a failure following ingestion of birds. The flightcrew returned to Copenhagen for an emergency landing. It appeared that 9-15 'Larus Ridibundas' birds weighing 241 - 338 gr. had been ingested.



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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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