Jet2 Flight to Glasgow Suffers Bird Strike in Tenerife

Jet2 Flight to Glasgow Suffers Bird Strike in Tenerife
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Earlier this week, a Jet2 flight between Tenerife and Glasgow suffered a bird strike not long after departure, prompting a return back to the island.

Incident: Jet2 Flight to Glasgow Suffers Bird Strike in Tenerife…

Jet2 Flight to Glasgow Suffers Bird Strike in Tenerife
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Jet2 flight LS126 is a routine scheduled flight between Tenerife South and Glasgow Airport, with the affected rotation being operated by G-JZHW.

As per data from, G-JZHW is a 6.9 year old Boeing 737-800 that was delivered new to the carrier back in March 2017.

Of the 737-800 variant, the UK holiday carrier has 88 of them in the fleet, of which 77 are in active service and 11 are currently parked, hosting an average fleet age of 14.1 years.

Jet2 flight LS126 departed Tenerife South at 1752 local time on January 3 and initially climbed out towards Glasgow.

Not long after this departure, the aircraft hit birds, which forced a return back to the island. During this return, the aircraft entered a series of holds to prepare itself for an emergency return, where it landed safely without fault by 1849 local time.

A spokesperson for Jet2 said the following on this incident:

“Flight LS126 followed standard procedure and returned to Tenerife South Airport shortly after take-off on Wednesday January 3, after the crew reported a minor fault indication.

“The aircraft landed safely, and customers were transferred onto a replacement aircraft and flown back to Glasgow Airport.”

G-JZHW remained grounded for the rest of the evening whilst repairs were made, and departed the next day to Manchester on a positioning flight, where further repairs will be made to the Glasgow-bound flight.

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