ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58969
Last updated: 27 March 2017
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Narrative:The flight DL-1053 encountered a bird strike during initial climb. The crew decided to level off at 4000 feet and returned to New Orleans for a safe landing. A post flight inspection revealed damage to the fan blades of the right hand engine and a hydraulics leak, although both engines continued to operate normally. The crew announced while in flight, that the airplane had hit sea gulls.
|C/n / msn:|| 23998/207|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 191|
|Airplane damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||New Orleans -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||New Orleans - MSY|
|Destination airport:||Atlanta - ATL|
The pilot reported seeing more than 10 birds.