ALERT Iraqi Airways Boeing 737-800 flew through a flock of birds on departure from Erbil (video)

An Iraqi Airways aircraft suffered bird strikes on departure from Erbil.

A Boeing 737-800 (reg. YI-ASG) flew through a flock of birds less than one minute after takoff from Erbil runway 18.

The right engine (CFM56) ingested several birds forcing the crew to return to Erbil. The flight #IA916 was delayed.

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