2001-08-28: UPDATE TSB reported that a bird strike at rotation caused a compressor stall in the number 2 engine of the Boeing 737-200. The flight returned to Calgary with partial power on the engine and landed without further incident, with AFF standing by. Maintenance personnel changed the engine and returned the aircraft to service.
2001-10-31: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the a/c struck a hawk on departure from Runway 28. Discussions with the crew determined that the strike occurred just after rotation over the threshold of Runway 10. The hawk was ingested into the number 2 engine, which caused a compressor stall and forced the crew to return with partial power on the engine. There were no remains to properly identify the species of hawk. An inspection immediately upon return of the a/c revealed a number of bent and torn fan blades, as well as damage to the inner lining of the engine. A subsequent follow-up with Air Canada determined that the engine was replaced and the a/c returned to service. No report on how long the a/c was down or what costs were involved. Pictures of the damage were taken and are available for review. Regular wildlife control activities were ongoing at the time of the strike and additional emphasis was placed on hawk deterrence after the incident.
2001-08-14: The crew of ACA 3901, a B737 with 100 people on board, reported a bird strike when departing on Runway 28 at Calgary. A power loss on the right engine resulted and the crew returned and landed the aircraft on Runway 34 without further incident. CFR was on standby. TSB to update.


CADORS Number 2001C1008
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-08-13 - 17:33
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYYC
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Calgary
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0207
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 17091
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Bird

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GCPU | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR CANADA (5262) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 737 217
Year Built 1981
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Model JT8D-17
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ACA 3901
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Engine failure,Bird strike

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