Avianca Brasil A320 at Juazeiro do Norte on May 15th 2018, bird strike

Last Update: May 16, 2018 / 22:56:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 15, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
O6-6376

Aircraft Registration
PR-OCH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Avianca Brasil Airbus A320-200, registration PR-OCH performing flight O6-6376 from Juazeiro do Norte,CE to Fortaleza,CE (Brazil) with 91 passengers, was in the initial climb out of Juazeiro do Norte when an engine (CFM56) ingested a bird prompting the crew to return to Juazeiro do Norte for a safe landing.

The airline reported the aircraft needed to return to Juazeiro do Norte due to a bird strike. The 91 passengers were rebooked onto the next flight.

Passengers reported as soon as the aircraft became airborne strong vibrations developed. The aircraft levelled off at low height, the captain announced they had received a bird strike and they were returning to Juazeiro do Norte.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 36 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 15, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
O6-6376

Aircraft Registration
PR-OCH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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