Air Italy B733 at Olbia on Aug 29th 2012, bird strike

Last Update: August 30, 2012 / 15:13:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 29, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Italy

Flight number
IG-151

Departure
Olbia, Italy

Destination
Naples, Italy

Aircraft Registration
EI-IGR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

An Air Italy Boeing 737-300 on behalf of Meridiana, registration EI-IGR performing flight IG-151 from Olbia to Naples (Italy) with 146 people on board, was climbing out of Olbia's runway 05 when a bird hit the aircraft. The crew initially continued the climb until abnormal engine indications prompted the crew to level off at FL175, to shut the left hand engine (CFM56) down and to return to Olbia, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 23 about 30 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration EI-IGU reached Naples with a delay of 2:45 hours.

Passengers reported that there was a loud bang just after becoming airborne after which strange noises appeared. A few minutes later the captain announced they needed to shut an engine down and return to Olbia.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 29, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Italy

Flight number
IG-151

Departure
Olbia, Italy

Destination
Naples, Italy

Aircraft Registration
EI-IGR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

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