Ryanair Flight 4102
|Date||10 November 2008|
|Site||Rome Ciampino Airport, Italy|
|Aircraft type||Boeing 737-8AS|
|Flight origin||Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Germany|
|Destination||Rome Ciampino Airport, Italy|
Ryanair Flight 4102 was a flight from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Germany, to Rome Ciampino Airport, Italy, that, on 10 November 2008 suffered multiple bird strikes. Of the 172 people on board, two crew and eight passengers were transported to hospital and received treatment for minor injuries. The aircraft operating the flight was a Boeing 737-8AS, registered EI-DYG. At the time of the incident the aircraft was 8 months old.
The jet suffered up to 90 bird strikes on final approach to Rome Ciampino Airport which damaged the port side landing gear and both engines. The flight attempted to execute a missed approach after one engine was damaged, but the remaining engine ingested birds as well and was damaged during this manoeuvre. It was reported that the aircraft left runway 15 for a short time before the flight crew brought it back onto the runway. Passengers were evacuated by fire services and flight recorders were removed from the aircraft.
The airport was closed for 36 hours and all traffic diverted to Fiumicino Airport when the jet became stranded on the runway after the port side landing gear collapsed. Ryanair thanked the crew of Flight 4102 and praised their skill and professionalism at a dinner held in Frankfurt. The jet was written off because of the damage to the engines and the rear fuselage which impacted the runway upon touchdown.
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