Airbus A330-243F – Bird Strike – Cracked Windshield (Turkey)

Date: 17-SEP-2019
Type: Airbus A330-243F
Owner/operator: Turkish airlines ( Turkish Cargo )
Registration: TC-JDS
C/n / msn: 1418
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location: İstanbul Atatürk Airport –    Turkey
Phase: Take off
Nature: Cargo
Departure airport: ISL
Destination airport: EBB

Turkish Cargo, TK6554 service from Istanbul Atatürk to Entebbe, reported bird strike crack windshield and put the aircraft into nearly three hour holding pattern to burn off fuel over Bursa.