C-GYQW, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TSC369 from
Orlando Intl, FL (KMCO) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) with 6 crew members and 184
passengers on board. As the aircraft was rotating off Runway 36R on the takeoff, the flight crew
noticed a flock of birds passing below the aircraft. No impact was felt, however ATC was notified
that the aircraft might have hit birds. After a few minutes, Jacksonville Center contacted the flight
crew and advised that a few birds were found on the runway. The flight continued to destination
without further incident.
The operator’s maintenance carried out a bird strike inspection in accordance with Aircraft
Maintenance Manual 05-51-18-210-801. No dents or damage was found.