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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200480
Last updated: 25 March 2020
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Time:c. 09:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8FE (WL)
Owner/operator:Virgin Australia
Registration: VH-YFX
C/n / msn: 41013/6330
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML) -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML)
Destination airport:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN)
Virgin Australia flight VA319 returned to land at Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, Australia after sustaining a bird strike.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, took off from runway 27 at 09:27. During initial climb an eagle was reportedly ingested by one of the engines.
A safe landing was carried out on runway 16 at 09:43.



Photo of VH-YFX courtesy

Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
10 March 2020; (c) Gavin Hughes

Revision history:

20-Oct-2017 09:42 harro Added

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