Loganair Saab 2000 Bird Strike

A Loganair Saab-2000, registration G-LGNP performing flight LM-438 from Shetland Islands Sumburgh, SC to Glasgow, SC (UK) with 40 passengers and 3 crew, was climbing through 1500 feet out of Sumburgh Airport when a bird impacted the left-hand engine (Ae2100). The crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet and returned to Sumburgh for a safe landing about 20 minutes after departure.

Passengers reported there was a loud bang and streaks of flames, then a strong odour of fuel developed. The captain announced they had received a bird strike and were returning to Sumburgh.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Sumburgh about 25 hours after landing back.

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