Thomson Airways Boeing Grounded after Bird Strike

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Thomson Airways Boeing 787-8 sustained a bird strike on a Manchester—Cardiff—Shannon flight on the Cardiff-Shannon leg.

On taking off from Cardiff, the bird strike occurred. The pilot reported that all systems appeared operational. Pilots continued to Shannon and made a safe landing with emergency services on standby.

On the ground, the flight did not need to be towed but continued under its own power.

Maintenance did confirm evidence of damage in the jet’s right side engine. The training flight was cancelled and crews worked on the damaged engine.

This is listed as a training flight of a recently delivered jet.

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