Malawian Airlines plane clashes with bird after take off: Forced to return at KIA

Passengers aboard a South Africa bound Malawian Airlines plane were forced to return to Kamuzu International Airport (KIA)  Thursday morning in Lilongwe after their plane clashed with a bird soon after take-off.

Malawian Airlines

Malawian Airlines spokesperson Joseph Josiah  confirmed the incident.

He said the plane returned to the airport after pilots noticed that it had damaged blades in one of the engines  because of the birds’ impact to the plane.

Josiah said the aircraft was destined for Johannesburg.

“It had to make a u-turn to Kamuzu International Airport barely a few minutes after take off following a ‘bird clash'” said Josiah.

He said the the plane, which left at 8:10 am returned to the base after 25 minutes.

He said  Malawian Airlines has since called for spare parts from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and that  they hope to repair the plane t so that it goes to South Africa.

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GIFT NATHANIEL CHOMBWE
GIFT NATHANIEL CHOMBWE
7 months ago

The plane struck a bird. The plane did not clash with the bird. The plane flew back to the airport meaning it did not clash!

Che Jika
Che Jika
7 months ago

Do we have vultures in Malawi? Vultures are the main culprits in Bird plane strikes

007
007
7 months ago
Reply to  Che Jika

Note

Read above
The birdstrike happened soon after take off

So u can calculate the height

vincent
vincent
7 months ago

If Mira can kill a bird with much ease without any damage, do you think this story is adding up? If it was a goat then the whole plane you have burst into flames

Mrs mutharika
Mrs mutharika
7 months ago
Reply to  vincent

Mwazionetsa umbulitu apa, do research you will understand, or watch aeroplane crash investigation pa travel or national geographical channel

Howard
Howard
7 months ago
Reply to  vincent

Kkkkkkk sometimes it is good to remain silent on issues you don’t know

Chewailesi Bedansichi
Chewailesi Bedansichi
7 months ago

The correct terminology for this type of incident is “Bird strike”. This is quite a common incident in some airports. A bird strike can cause extensive damage to the aircraft engine, notably the blades.

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
7 months ago
  1. What type of bird clashed with the plane such that the plane could fail to proceed?
  2. how big is the bird you are talking about here?
  3. The blades were damage by the plane-bird clash?
  4. What are the spares that you have ordered from Ethiopia?
Parallel Market
Parallel Market
7 months ago

Answer:

The questions are too difficult sir. I will leave your school!

Piper
Piper
7 months ago

“Bird strikes” are normal in aviation. Happens all the time during take offs and landings. Luckily, not many end up in disasters however the damage done to the fan blades and other inner workings could be significant depending on the size of the bird or flock. Pilots frequently train for this type of scenario in simulators to prepare them for when such incidents arise. I guess the parts will come Ethiopia because they own the plane if you look at the plane’s registration number.

James
James
7 months ago

Here is an answer for you. Have you heard of Kinetic energy? Energy is proportional to mass times velocity squared. The velocity of the Malawi Airlines plane allowed for the impact of bird ( how small it was) to generate enough force to cause such damage. Some basic laws of physics.

Bauleni
Bauleni
7 months ago

Ah Ernest he he he inuyo a nzeru. Odziwa kwambili.

Brute
7 months ago

Sorry sir, this exams are too difficult, remember we are just coming from covid holidays and we can’t remember all the lessons, sorry sit

007
007
7 months ago

It is very easy to put a question mark on a subject u dont know

Bird strikes can be fatal

Google it ull find the history

Aviation is no joke

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
7 months ago

its not only size but speed that matter

National Ceo
National Ceo
7 months ago

Thanks for the questions and answers, we have learned alot.

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