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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mci|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 500|
agl bound upper : 500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : mci|
tower : ads
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : initial|
climbout : intermediate altitude
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 15000
flight time type : 1265
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Departed mci on runway 1. At approximately 500' AGL we encountered a large (approximately 30) flock of geese. We were IMC and only saw them for a fraction of a second. We heard a number of impacts. We landed west/O an incident. Upon inspection we found we had hit 3 birds: 1 on the nose cone, 1 on the cockpit area above the first officer, and 1 on the horizontal stabilizer. No damage. A part of a wing was stuck on the first officer's wiper blade. The feathers measured approximately 12' long. These birds were definitely IMC.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MLG SUFFERED BIRD STRIKES SHORTLY AFTER TKOF.
Narrative: DEPARTED MCI ON RWY 1. AT APPROX 500' AGL WE ENCOUNTERED A LARGE (APPROX 30) FLOCK OF GEESE. WE WERE IMC AND ONLY SAW THEM FOR A FRACTION OF A SECOND. WE HEARD A NUMBER OF IMPACTS. WE LANDED W/O AN INCIDENT. UPON INSPECTION WE FOUND WE HAD HIT 3 BIRDS: 1 ON THE NOSE CONE, 1 ON THE COCKPIT AREA ABOVE THE F/O, AND 1 ON THE HORIZ STAB. NO DAMAGE. A PART OF A WING WAS STUCK ON THE F/O'S WIPER BLADE. THE FEATHERS MEASURED APPROX 12' LONG. THESE BIRDS WERE DEFINITELY IMC.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.