INCIDENT Cathay Pacific #CX198 returned to Auckland following birdstrike on takeoff damaging radome

©Beth Nunn

Cathay Pacific flight #CX198 from Auckland to Hong Kong safely returned to Auckland after the radome was hit by birds impact during climb-out.

The Boeing 777-300 (reg. B-KQR) nose was stoved in on impact with what was reported as “multiple birds”.

Pilots decided to dump fuel before returning to Auckland the spokeswoman said.

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