Iberia A319 at Barcelona on Aug 17th 2018, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: August 22, 2018 / 20:44:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-2101

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-LEI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Iberia Airbus A319-100, registration EC-LEI performing flight IB-2101 from Barcelona,SP to Madrid,SP (Spain), was accelerating for takeoff from Barcelona's runway 25L when the left hand engine (CFM56) ingested a number of birds prompting the crew to reject takeoff at around 80 knots. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

A passenger reported the captain announced a flock of ducks had been ingested by the #1 engine. The #1 engine was shut down and they taxied back to the apron on the #2 engine. The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-2101

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-LEI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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