Six bird strikes in 25 minutes at Istanbuls Ataturk Airport

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport resembled a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s famous thriller “The Birds” when it was ‘invaded’ by a flock of seagulls earlier this week. This strange anomaly resulted in six separate bird strikes, which occurred in quick succession over a 25 minute period. The first bird strike involved a Lufthansa Airbus A320-200 aircraft, which was on its final approach into Ataturk from Munich, Germany. The aircraft experienced multiple bird strikes when it flew through the flock of seagulls; however it managed to continue on for a safe landing despite a broken nose gear landing light. The five other bird strikes involved Turkish Airlines TK-573 from Samsun, Air France AF-2390 (A320 F-GKXZ) from Paris, Turkish Airlines TK-3354 from Bodrum, Atlas Jet KK-19 from Antalya and Atlas Jet KK-4023 from Izmir. The five flights struck sea gulls leaving about 10 dead birds on the runway, however the aircraft involved in the incident did not receive damage.last_img read more