Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gates Lear Jet 35, N39FN, L-3 Communications Flight Capital LLC: Incident occurred November 21, 2017 at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (KPHF), Newport News, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

Aircraft on takeoff sustained birdstrike damage to the radome.

L-3 Communications Flight Capital LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N39FN

Date: 21-NOV-17
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N39FN
Aircraft Make: GATES
Aircraft Model: LEAR JET 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: NEWPORT NEWS
State: VIRGINIA

1 comment:

Jim B said...


We operate from this airport often. This time of year there are a lot of migratory birds like the canada geese who overnight there.

The nearby federally owned woods have lots of small game so the hawks and coyotes are plentiful.

Its also the only place where I have frequently seen a pair of bald eagles (hunting together) soar over the ramp above you at 150 feet while doing your pre-flight.