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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208130
Last updated: 30 March 2020
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Date:22-MAR-2018
Time:c. 13:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-89L (WL)
Owner/operator:Air China
Registration: B-5442
C/n / msn: 36745/3049
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH) -   China
Phase: Approach
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tianjin Airport (TSN/ZBTJ)
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH)
Narrative:
Air China flight CA103, a Boeing 737-800, sustained substantial damage to the nose radome of the aircraft after suffering a bird strike.
It is unclear when exactly during the flight the bird hit occurred.
The aircraft was repaired and performed the flight back to Tianjin with a delay of almost 10 hours.

Sources:

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/air-china-plane-left-with-large-dent-in-nose-after-suspected-bird-strike
https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2018/03/24/air-china-plane-left-with-large-dent-in-nose-after-suspected-bird-strike/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Mar-2018 08:57 harro Added
24-Mar-2018 08:58 harro Updated [Embed code]

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