On Sunday, an American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX operating a flight to Kingston, Jamaica suffered a bird strike in Miami.
Incident: American Airlines Flight From Miami to Kingston Suffers Bird Strike…
American Airlines flight AA1400 is a routine scheduled flight between Miami and Kingston in Jamaica.
This flight on October 15 was operated by N335RT, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in the U.S carrier’s fleet.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N335RT is a 4.9 year old airframe that was delivered to the carrier back in December 2018.
American Airlines has around 55 737 MAX 8 aircraft, of which 54 are in active service and one is parked at the time of writing.
AA1400 departed Miami at 1326 local time on Sunday October 15, and not long after departure, a bird hit the windshield of the cockpit, causing a significant crack.
As per The Aviation Herald, AA1400 stopped it’s climb out to Kingston at around 14,500 feet before turning back to Miami, arriving back safely around 40 minutes after departure.
It is understood that N998NN, an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 became the replacement aircraft for this flight, which eventually landed into Kingston at 1710 local time, around three and a half hours behind schedule.
N335RT was subsequently repaired and it’s first flight back into commercial service was to Guatemala City from Miami.
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