British Airways A319 at Hamburg on Dec 31st 2017, bird strike on landing

Last Update: December 31, 2017 / 16:41:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 31, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-964

Destination
Hamburg, Germany

Aircraft Registration
G-EUPX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A British Airways Airbus A319-100, registration G-EUPX performing flight BA-964 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Hamburg (Germany), was on final approach to Hamburg's runway 15 when a bird impacted the aircraft. The crew continued for a safe landing on runway 15.

The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight BA-965 and is still on the ground about 8 hours after landing.

A passenger booked onto the return flight BA-965 reported the captain made a gate announcement that the aircraft flew through a flock of seagulls on approach to Hamburg and received a bird strike completely destroying one of the pitot tubes. The flight was cancelled and the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 31, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-964

Destination
Hamburg, Germany

Aircraft Registration
G-EUPX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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