Iberia A343 at Madrid on Oct 1st 2012, bird strike

Last Update: October 1, 2012 / 22:54:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 1, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6463

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Destination
Quito, Ecuador

Aircraft Registration
EC-GUP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

An Iberia Airbus A340-300, registration EC-GUP performing flight IB-6463 from Madrid,SP (Spain) to Quito (Ecuador) with 285 passengers, was in the initial climb out of Madrid's runway 36L when the aircraft ingested a small bird into one of its engines (CFM56). The crew initially decided to continue the flight, after levelling off at cruise level 310 the crew however decided to return to Madrid, dumped fuel and landed safely on Madrid's runway 32L about 2 hours after departure.

A replacement Airbus A340-300 registration EC-GHX is estimated to reach Quito as flight IB-643R with a delay of 4.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 1, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6463

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Destination
Quito, Ecuador

Aircraft Registration
EC-GUP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

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