NTSB Identification: WAS06WA013
Incident occurred Monday, June 12, 2006 in Accra, Ghana
Aircraft: Boeing 737-2m2, registration:
Injuries: 28 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 12, 2006 at 1500 UTC, a Boeing 737-2m2, D2-TBO, operated by Taag Linhas Aereas De Angola, experienced a bird strike during takeoff at Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana. The 6 crew and 22 passegengers were not injured. The aircraft received minor damage. The destination was Sao Tome.

The aircraft had attained an airspeed of 125 knots when the bird strike occurred at the No. 2 engine, damaging the fan blades. Also, all four main landing gear tires deflated during the incident.

An commission has been convened by the Ghanian government to investigate the incident. The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority can be contacted at 233-21-776171. The US Accredited Representative is Dennis Jones, NTSB, Washington, D.C (202-314-6329).

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