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Author Topic: American B738 at Kansas City on Nov 15th 2022 bird strike and loss of airspeed  (Read 253 times)

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Story from AVH, here's the audio, the damage, wow.


An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N846NN performing flight AA-1855 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Kansas City,MO (USA) with 139 people on board, was on approach to Kansas City's runway 01R about to join the right hand downwind while descending through 6000 feet about 8nm abeam of the runway when the crew declared emergency reporting they had received a bird strike and had lost their airspeed indicators. The crew reported they had the runway in sight and were instantly cleared for the visual approach for runway 01R. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 01R about 8 minutes after the bird strike. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT STRUCK A FLOCK OF GEESE AND POST FLIGHT INSPECTION REVEALED DAMAGE TO THE NOSE AND LEADING EDGE OF RIGHT WING, KANSAS CITY, MO.", the damage was UNKNOWN.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1855/history/20221116/0200Z/KORD/KMCI