Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2001 Issue

Jan. 5, Miami, Fla. / Boeing 757

At about 16:25 eastern time, a Boeing 757-28A operating as Avianca Airlines Flight 007 ingested one or more turkey buzzards during takeoff from Miami International Airport’s runway 27L. No humans were injured and no emergency evacuation was ordered following a precautionary landing to the same runway. The flight had just become airborne when it encountered a flock of at least 20 circling turkey buzzards. Examination of the number 2 engine found two compressor blades bent and buzzard remains scattered throughout the engine intake and nacelle....

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