September 26, 2011, Denver, Colo., Boeing 757-222


The airplane, operated by United Airlines, experienced a bird strike in its left engine while landing. Examination of the engine revealed all the fan blades were damaged, with three fan blades fractured. The left engine inlet cowl exhibited numerous impact marks on the inner barrel skin with two penetrations forward of the engine fan case. The right engine exhibited impact damage as well as the fuselage, with scrape marks on some of the passenger windows. No penetration holes were reported on the fuselage.


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