Delta A320 at Sacramento on Dec 4th 2017, bird strike into both engines

Last Update: December 11, 2017 / 18:03:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 4, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1384

Aircraft Registration
N360NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Delta Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N360NW performing flight DL-1384 from Sacramento,CA to Salt Lake City,UT (USA) with 152 passengers and 6 crew, departed Sacramento's runway 34R but struck a number of birds at about 1000 feet, the crew suggested "hundreds", it was dark, they couldn't see clearly. The crew requested to stop climb at 3000 feet, requested runway 34L because of the ILS available, the right hand engine (CFM56) had ingested birds, and returned to Sacramento for a safe landing on runway 34L about 15 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported the aircraft received damage to an engine and the wing.

On Dec 11th 2017 The Aviation Herald received information stating that the aircraft flew through a flock of birds while climbing through about 1000 feet AGL, both engines had ingested birds, the right hand engine was shut down, both leading edges of the wings as well as the nose of the aircraft sustained damage.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 4, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1384

Aircraft Registration
N360NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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