THY B773 at Istanbul on Nov 25th 2013, bird strike


A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration VT-JEM performing flight TK-1979 from Istanbul (Turkey) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was climbing out of Istanbul's runway 17R when the crew radioed ATC they would stop the climb at FL110 due to a technical problem. The aircraft entered a hold for about 5 minutes, then the crew advised they had problems with one of the engines (GE90) and a strong burning smell on board and would need to return to Istanbul. The aircraft landed safely on runway 17L about 30 minutes after departure.

The passengers reported they smelled strong odour of burning meat immediately after departure, they were told after landing that the smell originated from one of the engines, that developed problems and vibrations.

The airline reported the engine trouble was the result of a bird strike.

The aircraft has been wet leased from Indish Operator Jet Airways.
Źródło: avherald
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