Incident at Calgary, Alberta


1996-12-10: On departure from Calgary, the crew of the BAE146S, advised Calgary Tower that a bird had been ingested by the number 3 engine. The engine was not shut down. The crew returned to Calgary without further incident. TSB are attempting to determine the type of bird that was ingested. UPDATE: The University of Manitoba Zoology department determined that the ingested bird was a mallard which do not migrate because the Bow River does not freeze over. However, this year is the exception!


CADORS Number 1996C0478
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-11-08 - 14:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Calgary, Alberta
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Bird

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FBAF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BRITISH AEROSPACE
Model BAE 146 200
Year Built 1988
Engine Type Turbo fan
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Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Bird strike

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