Malta A319 at Malta on Sep 20th 2018, rejected takeoff due to "measles"

Last Update: September 20, 2018 / 22:25:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 20, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Malta

Flight number
KM-100

Departure
Malta, Malta

Aircraft Registration
9H-AEJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Air Malta Airbus A319-100, registration 9H-AEJ performing flight KM-100 from Malta (Malta) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was accelerating for takeoff from Malta's runway 31 when the aircraft encountered a flock of birds causing multiple impacts prompting the crew to reject takeoff at high speed (about 100 knots over ground). The aircraft slowed safely, stopped about 2100 meters down the runway for an inspection by emergency services, then taxied to the apron about 8 minutes after the rejected takeoff.

The aircraft was examined and cleaned, then departed again after about 4 hours on the ground and reached London with a delay of about 3.5 hours.

The local newspaper Malta Today used a file photo of an Air Malta aircraft having encountered multiple bird strikes, that looks like as if the aircraft was suffering from measles. This file photo currently circulates the Internet as photo of this current bird strike ...
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 20, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Malta

Flight number
KM-100

Departure
Malta, Malta

Aircraft Registration
9H-AEJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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