Spirit A320 at Orlando on Aug 19th 2017, bird strike

Last Update: August 21, 2017 / 15:30:15 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-713

Aircraft Registration
N901NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N901NK performing flight NK-713 from Orlando,FL to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA), was in the initial climb out of Orlando's runway 18L when the crew reported they had a bird strike on departure climbing through about 3500 feet MSL, had some damage to the leading edge of the left hand wing and requested to stop climb. The aircraft levelled off at 6000 feet and returned to Orlando for a safe landing on runway 18R about 20 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration N605NK reached Houston with a delay of 4:20 hours.

The FAA reported the aircraft sustained unknown damage.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N901NK
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-271N
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-713

Aircraft Registration
N901NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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