Photos - Delta Flight 1877 Bird Strike Aftermath

On 02/18/2008 Delta Air Lines flight 1877, a McDonnell Douglas MD-88 (N935DL), reported a bird strike while decent into Austin, Texas. FAA reported that an inspection after landing revealed substantial damage to the aircraft. (Report)

Today I optained several photos and a small report from a passenger on this flight. Thanks again!
The damage can be clearly seen on the pictures below. The collision with the bird caused a huge hole in the nose of the McDonnell Douglas MD-88.

Passengers report:

The bird strike felt like the front landing gear suddenly dropped - we felt a slight jolt and then the captain came on the PA and nonchalantly (to his credit) told us that we’d just hit a bird and that we’d be continuing our descent and land in about 10 minutes. The only inkling I had that it might have been a big deal was when I noticed that we landed far away from everything and two huge firetrucks raced to either side of the plane.

Delta Air Lines Flight 1877 Bird Strike

Delta Air Lines Flight 1877 Bird Strike

Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Bird Strike

Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Bird Strike

1 Response to “Photos - Delta Flight 1877 Bird Strike Aftermath”


  1. 1 Safety Report - 02/19/2008 at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog Pingback on Feb 24th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

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