Lingus A320 at London on Aug 6th 2017, bird strike

Last Update: August 7, 2017 / 22:49:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 6, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-911

Destination
Knock, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-DEL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Aer Lingus Airbus A320-200, registration EI-DEL performing flight EI-911 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Knock (Ireland), departed Gatwick's runway 26L but was struck by a bird. The crew continued the flight, climbed to FL340 but subsequently decided to divert to Dublin (Ireland) as result of the bird strike. The aircraft landed safely on Dublin's runway 28.

The airline reported a bird impacted the aircraft some time after takeoff from Gatwick, the crew decided to divert to Dublin as a precaution. The passengers were bussed to Knock.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-DEL
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 6, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-911

Destination
Knock, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-DEL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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