Incident at Calgary, AB


1999-03-16: When ABL 836, a DHC-8, was on a three-mile approach to Runway 28 at Calgary, the Controller advised the crew of a possible flock of birds that had shown up on radar. At 1.5 miles final and 500 feet AGL, the crew reported that they had struck a large bird, possibly a goose. Post-landing inspection revealed a few marks on the a/c but no damage. OPI - Aerodrome Safety UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the Bird and Wildlife Specialist at Calgary was unaware of this bird strike. The Specialist investigated and found that the a/c sustained some damage to one flap, which had to be replaced and delayed the a/c from returning to service for a day. The crew also reported that another goose struck the cockpit windshield, confirming the type of bird.


CADORS Number 1999C0177
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-03-13 - 02:48
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Calgary, AB
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Bird

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FACD | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 8 102
Year Built 1989
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ABL 836
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Bird strike

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