Bird strike: Jet2 B733 at Manchester on Sep 17th 2015

A Boeing 737-300, registration G-CELD performing flight LS-804 from Barcelona,SP (Spain) to Manchester,EN (UK) with 144 passengers, was on approach to Manchester’s runway 23L when the right hand engine (CFM56) ingested a bird and suffered repeated compressor stalls. The crew went around from about 1200 feet and entered a hold shutting the engine down, positioned for another approach and landed safely about 20 minutes later.

Ground observers reported the engine was emitting unusual noise, repeated thuds, smoke and streaks of flame were emitted from the engine.