Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 666–672 | Cite as

Investigation of a Bird Strike Incident of a Military Gas Turbine Engine

  • R. K. Mishra
  • S. I. Ahmed
  • K. Srinivasan
Case History---Peer-Reviewed


This paper investigates a bird strike incident of a military gas turbine engine. The jet pipe temperature of the engine shoot up and rotor speed reduced suddenly during takeoff roll. Long flame was noticed from the engine and aircraft crashed at runway end. Forensic analysis of remnants collected from flow passages confirmed the bird ingestion. Blockage of flow passages due to the presence of bird has led to engine surge and high gas temperature resulting in extensive damage of low pressure turbine module. The paper also proposes remedial measures to avoid such bird strikes during flight.


High temperature Microstructure Damage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Regional Centre for Military Airworthiness-CEMILACBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.ORDAQA (Engines), DGAQA, Govt of IndiaBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Hindustan Aeronautics Limited-Engine DivisionBangaloreIndia

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