An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 was forced to reject a takeoff at high speed after suffering multiple bird strikes at Kingstown Argyle International Airport.
The Boeing 737 MAX 8, with registration N339SU, was accelerating for takeoff from St.Vincent & Grenadines to Miami International Airport as flight AA1427 when it suffered a series of bird strikes.
As a result, the crew members were forced to abort the takeoff at high speed on runway 22. The aircraft came to a safe stop before the threshold of the 2,743-meter long runway. As seen in the footage shared on the internet, a sharp brake application was required.
The flight to Miami was canceled, and all passengers were provided with food and hotel accommodations. They reached Miami on a replacement aircraft with a delay of 28 hours.
The Boeing 737 MAX 8 involved in the incident was delivered to the airline back in December 2020 and is currently six months old. It is configured in a two-class configuration with 16 first-class seats and 156 economy class seats.
The replacement Boeing 737-800, with registration N929NN, was delivered to the airline in June 2013 and is currently eight years old.