Saturday, November 24, 2018

American Airlines, Boeing 737 MAX 8, N306RC: Incident occurred November 24, 2018 at Logan International Airport (KBOS), Boston, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

American Airlines flight number 2666: Ingested a bird on departure.

American Airlines Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N306RC

Date: 24-NOV-18
Time: 12:40:00Z
Regis#: N306RC
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737 8
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: 2666
City: BOSTON
State: MASSACHUSETTS

A Miami-bound American Airlines flight was forced to return to Boston Logan International Airport Saturday morning when it hit a bird shortly after takeoff, officials said.

The Boeing 737 aircraft struck the bird at 7:40 a.m. after taking off just minutes earlier, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration. It then made an emergency landing without incident and was taxied to a gate.

There were 172 passengers and six crew members onboard at the time, spokeswoman Janine Brown said. No injuries were reported.

The airline’s maintenance team is evaluating the plane and rebooking customers on different flights, airline officials said in the statement.

The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating the incident, spokeswoman Arlene Salac said. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.bostonglobe.com

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