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F100, vicinity La Guardia NY USA, 2003

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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 September 2003
Actual or Potential
Event Type
Bird Strike
Day/Night Day
Flight Conditions VMC
Flight Details
Aircraft FOKKER F100
Operator American Airlines
Domicile United States
Type of Flight Public Transport (Passenger)
Origin LaGuardia Airport
Intended Destination Chicago/Midway International Airport
Actual Destination New York/John F Kennedy International Airport
Take off Commenced Yes
Flight Airborne Yes
Flight Completed Yes
Flight Phase Climb
ICL / ENR
Location - Airport
Airport vicinity LaGuardia Airport
BS
Tag(s) Large Birds,
Flocking Birds,
Engine damage,
Engine Ingestion
Outcome
Damage or injury Yes
Aircraft damage Major
Injuries None"None" is not in the list (Few occupants, Many occupants, Most or all occupants) of allowed values for the "Injuries" property.
Fatalities None"None" is not in the list (Few occupants, Many occupants, Most or all occupants) of allowed values for the "Fatalities" property. ()
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