Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Beech 58P, N2056N: Incident occurred November 21, 2017 at Lincoln Airport (KLNK), Lancaster County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Aircraft on landing, sustained a birdstrike to the windscreen that penetrated the cockpit. Landed without incident.

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Date: 22-NOV-17
Time: 00:00:60Z
Regis#: N2056N
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE58
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident in which a bird smashed through the windshield of a small plane flying into Lincoln.

Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, a small plane flying from Plattsmouth to Lincoln reported striking a bird about 10 miles from the airport. The bird strike shattered the windshield. 

Bob McNally, deputy director of operations at the Lincoln Airport, said an incident like this is virtually unheard of for Lincoln.

"It hasn't happened here in Lincoln in a very long time, at least in decades," he said. 

McNally said that the airport follows a wildlife management plan to deal with birds near the airport but dealing, but birds 10 miles from the airport can't easily be taken into account. 

Emergency response agencies stood by as the plane landed. According to scanner traffic, one of the two people onboard the plane was checked out for possible injuries.

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