Easyjet A319 at Menorca on May 5th 2018, bird strike

Last Update: May 6, 2018 / 17:12:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 5, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2256

Aircraft Registration
G-EZBD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration G-EZBD performing flight U2-2256 from Menorca,SP (Spain) to London Luton,EN (UK), was in the initial climb out of Menorca's runway 01 when one of the engines (CFM56) ingested a bird prompting the crew to stop the climb at 3000 feet and return to Menorca for a safe landing on runway 01 about 25 minutes after departure.

A passenger reported the crew returned the aircraft to Menorca with a damaged engine due to a serious bird strike.

The flight was cancelled, passengers were offered a refund or transfer.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 26 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 5, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2256

Aircraft Registration
G-EZBD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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