Air China 757 Collision with “Unknown Foreign Object” At 26,000 Feet Now Said to Be Birds

“An unknown foreign object hit the nose of the Air China 757 leaving a large dent in the radome.”

- JACDEC, Accidents and Incidents Worldwide

 

June 6, 2013  Chengdu, China -  Two days ago on June 4, 2013, ten minutes after an Air China flight took off from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and was flying southeasterly bound for Guangzhou, an “unknown foreign object hit the nose of the Air China 757 leaving a large dent in the radome,” according to JACDEC, Accidents and Incidents Worldwide.

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is a major airport serving Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, China. Chengdu's population of 14 million permanent residents is fourth largest city in China. The airport is located about 16 kilometers (10 miles) southwest of downtown Chengdu and is the hub for Air China, Chengdu Airlines and Sichuan Airlines.

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