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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46125
Last updated: 26 June 2021
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Date:30-OCT-2008
Time:7.:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-243
Owner/operator:Cyprus Airways
Registration: 5B-DBT
MSN: 526
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 223
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:London Heathrow Airport , Hounslow, London -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Larnaca, Cyprus (LCA/LCLK)
Destination airport:London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL)
Narrative:
Landing gear and both engines of the aircraft suffered damage after multiple birdstrikes during landing at Heathrow, London. The pilot managed to land the aircraft safely and taxied to the terminal. The flight CY 326 to Larnaca, Cyprus this morning was cancelled and the aircraft has been towed for further inspection and repairs.

Sources:

1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2399551/Bird-strike-Number-hitting-planes-doubles-2-200-years.html
2. http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/battling-birdstrikes-321423/
3. http://cyprusair.com/data/files/annual_report/annualreport2008en.pdf


Images:

Photo of 5B-DBT courtesy AirHistory.net


Paris - Charles de Gaulle (LFPG / CDG)
11 September 2010; (c) Freek Blokzijl


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Oct-2008 11:11 Martin Added
31-Oct-2008 03:27 Phil Updated
05-Nov-2008 08:20 Martin Updated
12-Dec-2014 02:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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