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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147301
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Date:02-AUG-2012
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:Buddha Air
Registration: 9N-AJO
C/n / msn: 535
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Biratnagar Airport (BIR / VNVT), Biratnagar -   Nepal
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tribhuvan International Airport
Destination airport:Biratnagar Airport
Narrative:
A Buddha Air plane bound to Biratnagar from Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport (IATA: KTM, ICAO: VNKT), was hit by a bird while landing at Biratnagar Airport (IATA: BIR, ICAO: VNVT) on Thursday morning 2 August 2012.

The bird hit the right wing of the 9 N-AJO aircraft at around 8:30 am, according to an official at the Tribhuvan International Airport. The aircraft has sustained minor damages in the incident.


Sources:

http://www.dcnepalevent.com/news.php?nid=73774
https://www.buddhaair.com/fleet/
https://www.thehimalayantimes.com/?s=Bird+collision+grounds++Buddha+Airways+plane


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Aug-2012 05:03 gerard57 Added
02-Aug-2012 05:45 Penu Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
03-Aug-2012 01:23 Carlo Updated [[Cn, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]]
03-Aug-2012 01:25 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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