Alitalia A332 at Rio de Janeiro on May 1st 2018, bird strike
Last Update: May 5, 2018 / 16:06:24 GMT/Zulu time
A replacement A330-200 registration EI-EJM positioned from Rome to Rio as flight AZ-8000 departing Rome about 14 hours after EI-EJH landed back, resumed the flight and reached Rome as flight AZ-8673 with a delay of 32.5 hours.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Rio de Janeiro about 50 hours after landing back.
The airline confirmed the aircraft sustained a bird strike prompting the crew to return to Rio de Janeiro.
A ground observer reported hearing a loud bang from the direction of the aircraft right after the aircraft became airborne.
On May 5th 2018 The Aviation Herald learned that the bird strike affected the #1 engine (CF6, left hand). The aircraft was towed to a hangar for maintenance.
Aircraft Registration Data
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