F100, vicinity La Guardia NY USA, 2003

Summary: 

On 4 September 2003, an American Airlines Fokker F100 hit five Canada Geese, just after becoming airborne from New York La Guardia airport, with resultant failure of the No 2 engine and substantial airframe damage. The aircraft carried out an uneventful diversion to New York JFK.

Event Details
When: 
04/09/2003
Event Type: 
Day/Night: 
Day
Flight Conditions: 
VMC

18722

Flight Details
Aircraft: 
Type of Flight: 
Public Transport (Passenger)
Flight Origin: 
Take-off Commenced: 
Yes
Flight Airborne: 
Yes
Flight Completed: 
Yes
Phase of Flight: 
Climb
Location
Location - Airport
Airport: 
BS
Tag(s): 
Large Birds, Flocking Birds, Engine damage, Engine Ingestion
Outcome
Damage or injury: 
Yes
Aircraft damage: 
Major
Non-aircraft damage: 
No
Non-occupant Casualties: 
No
Occupant Injuries: 
None
Occupant Fatalities: 
None
Off Airport Landing: 
No
Ditching: 
No
Investigation Type
Type: 
Independent

Description

On 4 September 2003, an American Airlines Fokker F100 hit five Canada Geese, just after becoming airborne from New York La Guardia airport, with resultant failure of the No 2 engine and substantial airframe damage. The aircraft carried out an uneventful diversion to New York JFK.

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Further Reading

For further information, see the NTSB Report - NYC03FA190

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