Air Baltic Airbus A220 Bird Strike

An Air Baltic Bombardier C-Series CS-300, registration YL-CSC performing flight BT-629 from Riga (Latvia) to Milan Malpensa (Italy), was in the initial climb out of Riga’s runway 18 when the crew requested to stop climb at 4000 feet advising they had received a bird strike. Soon after the crew decided to return to Riga to have the aircraft inspected. The aircraft landed on Riga’s runway 36 about 15 minutes after departure.

A post-flight inspection showed the aircraft was unfit to fly. The aircraft is still on the ground 17 hours after landing back.


Image © Gints Feders

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