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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226366
Last updated: 23 June 2019
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Date:20-JUN-2019
Time:06:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8K5 (WL)
Owner/operator:TUI Airways
Registration: G-FDZT
C/n / msn: 37248
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Edinburgh Airport, Turnhouse, Edinburgh, East Lothian -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Edinburgh-Turnhouse Airport (EDI/EGPH)
Destination airport:Lanzarote Airport (ACE/GCRR)
Narrative:
TUI Airways flight BY1454, a Boeing 737-800, had just departed from Edinburgh's runway 24 when the aircraft suffered a bird strike. The flight crew stopped the climb at FL150 as result of a bird strike. The aircraft diverted to Glasgow, Scotland for a safe landing on runway 23 about 50 minutes after departure.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Glasgow for about 28 hours after landing, then resumed service.
It was later reported that the right-hand engine received damage as a result of the bird strike, with several bent fan blades.

Sources:

1. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-fdzt#20f5c431
2. https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4388505/edinburgh-lanzarote-flight-bird-strike-divert-glasgow/
3. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/edinburgh-tui-flight-lanzarote-forced-16548093
4. https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/flight-declares-mid-air-emergency-16456697
5. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tui-flight-edinburgh-lanzarote-forced-16546868
6. https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/traffic-and-travel/early-morning-edinburgh-to-lanzarote-flight-declares-emergency-after-hitting-bird-1-4950755
7. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7162269/TUI-flight-declares-emergency-hitting-bird-departure-Edinburgh-Airport.html


Images:

Photo of G-FDZT courtesy AirHistory.net


Exeter (EGTE / EXT)
13 April 2019; (c) Stephen Rendle

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jun-2019 17:05 harro Added
22-Jun-2019 21:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
23-Jun-2019 09:34 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]

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