DHL (European Air Transport) Airbus A300-600 suffers bird strike on take-off from Amsterdam Schiphol

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On 3 January, a DHL Airbus A300-600, operated by European Air Transport and registered as D-AEAC, operated flight QY1239 between Amsterdam Schiphol, The Netherlands, and Leipzig, Germany. On take-off, the aircraft’s left engine emitted a bang and flames. 

The crew reported a bird strike likely into the landing gear and that the situation was under control. The aircraft continued to Leipzig for a safe landing 50 minutes later.

A local plane spotter was able to film the incident:

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