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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231939
Last updated: 5 January 2020
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Date:04-JAN-2019
Time:13:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-409F
Owner/operator:China Airlines Cargo
Registration: B-18718
C/n / msn: 30770/1348
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO)
Destination airport:Taipei-Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE/RCTP)
Narrative:
China Airlines Cargo flight CI5107, a Boeing 747-400F, returned to land at San Francisco International Airport, California, USA, after sustaining a bird strike on departure.
The aircraft circled to dump fuel and landed safely back at San Francisco after about 1h15min.

Sources:

https://www.ktvu.com/news/bird-strike-prompts-china-airlines-flight-to-return-to-sfo
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CAL5107/history/20200104/2130Z/KSFO/KSFO


Images:

Photo of B-18718 courtesy AirHistory.net


Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (PANC / ANC)
29 September 2007; (c) F Seggie

Revision history:

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