#Birdstrike: ATR 72-500 plane damaged by a flock of birds

#Birdstrike: ATR 72-500 plane damaged by a flock of birds

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On 9 December 2018, the ATR 72-500 (5H-PWD) Precision Air suffered significant damage following a bird strike.

The aircraft's nose, cockpit windshield, front and main landing gear, engines and part of its wings were damaged.

Plane damaged by a flock of birds

The impact was so violent that the color of the aircraft seems to change from white to red. And in the landing gear and engines were found remains of birds.


The plane operates PW490 flight on Dar-es-Salaam - Mwanza, Tanzania route. The flight was smoothly operated until landing. Although the windshield was full of blood and feathers, the pilots managed to bring the aircraft to the ground without further damage. There were 70 passengers on board.

Because the flight was not monitored with the Mode-S transponder, unfortunately we have no other flight information, such as altitude, speed, travel time, etc.

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