Ryanair Flight 4102

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Ryanair Flight 4102
Boeing 737-8AS, Ryanair JP6361158.jpg
EI-DYG, the Ryanair Boeing 737 involved in the accident
Date 10 November 2008
Summary Bird strike
Site Rome Ciampino Airport, Italy
Aircraft type Boeing 737-800
Operator Ryanair
Registration EI-DYG
Flight origin Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Germany
Destination Rome Ciampino Airport, Italy
Passengers 166
Crew 6
Fatalities 0
Injuries 10
Survivors 172 (all)

On 10 November 2008, Ryanair Flight 4102 from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Germany to Rome Ciampino Airport suffered multiple bird strikes while landing.[1] Of the 172 people on board, two crew and eight passengers received hospital treatment for minor injuries.[2] The 8-month-old Boeing 737-8AS jet used for the flight (registered as EI-DYG)[3] was too damaged to fly again.[4]


The jet struck and killed up to 90 birds, all starlings[5] 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 maneuver. It was reported that the aircraft left runway 15 for a short time before the flight crew brought it back onto the runway.[2] Passengers were evacuated by fire services and flight recorders were removed from the aircraft.[2]
The final report of the accident, investigated by ANSV (National Agency for the Safety of Flights) has not been released yet, after almost 10 years.


The airport was closed for 36 hours[6] and all traffic was diverted to Fiumicino Airport due to the jet being stranded on the runway after the port side landing gear collapsed.[1][2]

This accident caused such substantial damage that the aircraft was written off. Ryanair retained ownership of it for certain parts and for training purposes.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Bird-hit jet in emergency landing". BBC News. 10 November 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Accident: Ryanair B738 at Rome on Nov 10th 2008, engine and landing gear trouble, temporarily departed runway". Avherald.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ryanair EI-DYG (Boeing 737 Next Gen - MSN 33639) | Airfleets aviation". Airfleets.net. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Ryanair Financial Report FY 2017" (PDF). Ryanair. 21 July 2017. p. 77. 
  5. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-8AS EI-DYG Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA)". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "PICTURES: Bird-struck Ryanair 737 extensively damaged". Flightglobal.com. 13 November 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 

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