Bird strike Incident Boeing 737-8CT (WL) C-GJWS,
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Date:Tuesday 14 January 2020
Time:15:34 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-8CT (WL)
Registration: C-GJWS
MSN: 34152/1714
Year of manufacture:2005
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Victoria International Airport, BC (YYJ/CYYJ) -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Calgary International Airport, AB (YYC/CYYC)
Destination airport:Victoria International Airport, BC (YYJ/CYYJ)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
WestJet flight WS209 diverted to Vancouver, after sustaining a bird strike on approach to Victoria International Airport, Canada. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, was on final approach to runway 09 at Victoria when it hit one or more birds. The flight crew performed a go-around and immediately continued to nearby Vancouver Airport, where a safe landing was made at 15:52 UTC.
The aircraft sustaine damage to the nose radome.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
25 June 2023 C-GJWS WestJet 0 S of Vancouver, BC non
Inflight smoke



Revision history:

14-Jan-2020 17:35 harro Added
14-Jan-2020 17:37 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
14-Jan-2020 17:52 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative, Photo]

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