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HotPete
7th Jul 2016, 11:47
Well, what actually happened.
Where is the aircraft now?

C441
7th Jul 2016, 21:24
Aviation Herald (http://www.avherald.com/h?article=49aaf993&opt=0) is not gospel but probably in the ball park.

.and it was a 789 not a 777 as the media reported.

Altimeters
7th Jul 2016, 23:30
Still in Sydney. Operating as UA2167 to SFO today.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n27958

VHFRT
8th Jul 2016, 15:04
Well, what actually happened.

I think you nailed it in your title.

It hit a bird. It turned back.

I did enjoy the article in one of the daily rags that said it hit a bird and began leaking fuel from the wing. Fuel leak... fuel dump, same same.

HotPete
9th Jul 2016, 04:20
By what happened I meant what damage did it sustain?

Oakape
9th Jul 2016, 08:48
what damage did it sustain


The bird died.

Chris2303
9th Jul 2016, 09:02
The bird died.
It was served for lunch on the replacement flight.

prospector
13th Jul 2016, 02:35
Well tenderised.

tail wheel
16th Jul 2016, 09:41
Another slow news day?

Aircraft go U/S for many reasons. Get over it!

Nothing to see here, move along please......... :=