Aer Lingus A333 at Chicago on Sep 30th 2012, bird strike

Last Update: October 1, 2012 / 17:13:05 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 30, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-125

Aircraft Registration
EI-DUZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300, registration EI-DUZ performing flight EI-125 from Dublin (Ireland) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) with 300 passengers and 10 crew, was on final approach to Chicago O'Hare's runway 10 when the aircraft received a bird strike. The crew continued for a safe landing and taxied to the gate using routine communication (and without reporting the bird strike).

The return flight EI-124 had to be cancelled however.

The airline confirmed a bird strike on approach to Chicago requiring thorough inspection of an engine (CF6). They hope the aircraft will be able to resume service later the day. A replacement Omni aircraft will perform the return flight as flight EI-2124 departing Chicago at midnight Oct 1st.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 30, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-125

Aircraft Registration
EI-DUZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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