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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164882
Last updated: 31 October 2019
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Date:21-MAR-2014
Time:22:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8H6 (WL)
Owner/operator:Malaysia Airlines
Registration: 9M-MXI
C/n / msn: 40136/4105
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 180
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) -   Nepal
Phase: Landing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport (KUL/WMKK), Malaysia
Destination airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Narrative:
During an approach to Kathmandu, Malaysia Airlines Flight 114 struck a flock of birds.
Malaysia Airlines said in a statement:
"Upon landing, the aircraft was inspected by the engineer on duty. It was found that the aircraft’s landing light lens cover was broken. The aircraft was grounded for the night and the broken lens was subsequently replaced."
Authorities found the remains of up to 10 birds at the foot of the runway threshold. The airport was closed for half and hour and the following flight for MH114 was cancelled.

Sources:

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/malaysia-airlines-plane-hits-birds-during-landing-in-nepal_919801.html
http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2014/03/22/top-story/malaysia-airlines-plane-escapes-disaster-at-tia/260715.html
https://www.malaysiaairlines.com/hq/en/about-us/press-room.html


Images:

Photo of 9M-MXI courtesy AirHistory.net


Singapore - Changi (WSSS / SIN)
May 2014; (c) Ian McDonell

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Mar-2014 07:42 Alexander Wyche Added
24-Mar-2014 08:07 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
24-Mar-2014 09:45 harro Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Jul-2014 06:20 BryanCXGan Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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