I don’t get it. You got a plane full of customers wanting to be transported from Calgary to Victoria.
You are within spitting distance of YYJ on final approach when a gaggle of geese kick the crap out of the plane and scare the same crap out of the customers.
Then instead of landing on the runway right below you.... you fly the banged up jet to Vancouver because that’s where the mechanic lives??
To hell with the customers?? They can always take the ferry home?? What am I missing?
Might have something to do with the emergency capabilities of CYYJ, also? Can't remember if CYYJ has full-time CFR personnel, whereas CYVR does.
You'd think they'd build those noses out of something that won't dent from a bird impact at 550 kph. Carbon fiber?
The weather radar is behind that nosecone - it needs a radar transparent material; Carbon fiber may not be so..
A few closer-up pictures of the goose-strike damage from the ramp at YVR... those with delicate constitutions may wish to turn away.
Looks like they bent a fan blade in the engine, also..