N537PA Birdstrike on takeoff

N537PA 747SP Pan Am ( c/n: 21547 )

At 14.00 Monday December 15:th 1980, Pan Am flight was departing SFO – San Francisco Airport for Hong Kong – Kai Tak Airport carrying 152 passengers.

During takeoff run the aircraft suffered a bird strike and the take off was aborted due to engine overtemp.

Engine #4 suffered extensive damage to 1st stage fanblades

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Source: NTSB

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