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Delta Flight Aborts Takeoff After Ingesting Geese; Plus, Low Airfares Likely to Stick Around

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A Delta 737 aborted its takeoff after ingesting geese in San Francisco.

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Delta 737 Rejects Takeoff Following Geese Incident

Simple Flying and the Aviation Herald report that Delta flight 2049 aborted its takeoff from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on Sunday. During the Atlanta-bound 737-900’s roll down runway 1R, the right engine sucked in a pair of geese.

No people were reported injured.

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Delta introduced a temporary boarding revision: loading planes from the back to the front. (I’m old enough to remember when this was standard practice.) Diamond Medallions and first class passengers may board at any time.

Los Angeles, United States - February 22, 2016: An American Eagle Embraer 175LR with the registration N217NN takes off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the USA. American Eagle operates regional feeder flights for American Airlines.
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Travel Analyst: Low Airfares Will Continue After COVID-19

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2 Comments

    • @brady – Per AH “The FAA reported the #2 engine ingested at least two geese on departure roll and rated the occurrence an incident with unknown damage.

      I have never been ingested into an engine but my guess is the the geese are now “Foie gras”?

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