Incident: Boeing B737-204, EI-CJH, Dublin Airport, 19 April 2003: Report No 2005-016


During the rotation for take-off (that is the point at which the nose wheel is lifted off the runway to assume a flying altitude) the aircraft ingested several racing pigeons into its No.1 engine causing serious damage to the engine, which resulted in a return to Dublin Airport on a single engine. The aircraft landed RWY 10 without further incident. The No.1 engine suffered serious bird strike damage. There were no injuries.

Occurrence Date: 
Saturday, 19 April, 2003
Report Date: 
Monday, 29 August, 2005