Incident at Calgary, AB


1999-07-23: The crew of ACA 203, an A320, reported hitting sparrows on take-off from Runway 16 at Calgary. An inspection of the runway was conducted and the mortal remains of 2 sparrows were discovered. OPI - Aerodrome Safety UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the Airport Bird and Wildlife Specialist was aware of this strike. They have an on-going Wildlife Control Program. His report indicates that the birds were identified as cliff swallows, not sparrows.


CADORS Number 1999C0587
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-07-17 - 14:08
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Calgary, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Bird

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
Model  Silhouette image of A320 211
A320 211
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make CFM56-2 SERIES
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ACA 203
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Bird strike

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