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Delta B739 at Ft Myers on Aug 24th 2023 bird strike
« on: August 28, 2023, 05:44:12 AM »
http://avherald.com/h?article=50d7e6cc&opt=0
(thanks AVH, here's the audio)

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N900DU performing flight DL-1153 from Ft. Myers,FL to Atlanta,GA (USA) with 185 people on board, was climbing out of Ft. Myers' runway 06 when the crew reported a bird strike causing vibrations of the airframe, levelled off at 3000 feet and decided to return to Ft. Myers needing to deviate around weather. The crew declared emergency. A runway inspection found the remains of birds on the runway. The aircraft positioned for an ILS approach to runway 06, landed safely and vacated the runway.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT STRUCK BIRDS DURING TAKEOFF ROLL CAUSING VIBRATIONS, FT MYERS, FL"

The aircraft is still on the ground in Ft. Myers about 22 hours after landing back.

https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1153/history/20230824/1734Z/KRSW/KATL