Eurowings A319 at Stuttgart on Aug 13th 2017, rejected takeoff due to one bird strike damaging both engines
Last Update: August 18, 2017 / 20:15:34 GMT/Zulu time
The Aviation Herald received information stating, that the left hand engine ingested a bird causing severe damage to all fanblades. Fragments of the fan blades accelerated forward impacting the engine inlet as well as the slats/flaps and forward fuselage. Fragments also flew over to the right hand side and were ingested by the right hand engine resulting in fan blade damage of the right hand engine, too. The left engine inlet received several punctures, the fan case, slats/flaps and forward fuselage several dents.
Germany's BFU receiving this description of the occurrence as outlined above reported, they have been informed about this occurrence and are currently collecting further information to determine the classification of the occurrence.
In the following days the aircraft was seen in a maintenance hangar with the left hand engine off the pylon for being replaced and the right hand engine wide open being worked upon.
On Aug 18th 2017 the BFU added, that there was a single sided bird strike resulting in an instant power loss, however, not a failure of the engine. The takeoff was rejected. Subsequently minor damage was found to the fuselage and the other engine. The occurrence was not rated accident or serious incident, an investigation has not been opened.
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