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Last updated: 17 November 2018
Date:Monday 10 November 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8AS
Registration: EI-DYG
C/n / msn: 33639/2557
First flight: 2008-03-17 (8 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 166
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 172
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA) (   Italy)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN/EDFH), Germany
Destination airport:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italy
Ryanair flight FR4102 departed Hahn (HHN) at 06:30 for a flight to Rome (CIA). On approach the Boeing 737 suffered multiple bird strikes on the nose, wings and engines. On landing the left hand main gear collapsed and the airplane came to a stop on the runway threshold.
As much as 90 starlings had impacted against aircraft structure.

» Ryanair press release


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Roma-Ciampino Airport as the crow flies is 988 km (617 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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