ASN Aircraft accident Canadair CC-144A Challenger 600 144601 Tampa-Mac Dill AFB, FL (MCF)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Thursday 24 May 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CC-144A Challenger 600
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 144601
MSN: 1040
First flight: 1983
Engines: 2 Lycoming ALF502L-2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Tampa-Mac Dill AFB, FL (MCF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Tampa-MacDill AFB, FL (MCF/KMCF), United States of America
The Canadair CC-144A Challenger 600 jet suffered a birdstrike with a large turkey vulture while on approach to MacDill AFB, FL (MCF).
Temporary repairs were made to the radome and forward bulkhead before it was ferried to Canada on 10 July 2012.

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