LONDON – Two days ago, a TUI Netherlands Boeing 737 MAX 8 suffered a bird strike at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, causing substantial damage to the nose radome.
It is understood that the aircraft in question was PH-TFP, a 3.7-year-old aircraft that was delivered to TUI Airlines Netherlands back in February 2019.
According to data from RadarBox.com, the aircraft was operating OR1631 to Las Palmas from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
The aircraft departed at 0808 local time, and proceeded to hold to dump fuel and get the aircraft ready for emergency descent.
OR1631 landed back in Amsterdam safely at 0909 local time. The passengers onboard suffered around a four-hour delay before the flight departed once again, which was operated by the airline’s Boeing 767-304ER, registered as OO-JNL.
The aircraft eventually got its passengers to Las Palmas by 1708 local time.
Below is an image of the damage to the MAX 8 aircraft once it got back to stand:
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