Canada A319 at Calgary on Nov 5th 2018, bird strikes into both engines

Last Update: November 23, 2018 / 21:54:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-352

Destination
Ottawa, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GAPY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Air Canada Airbus A319-100, registration C-GAPY performing flight AC-352 from Calgary,AB to Ottawa,ON (Canada) with 88 people on board, was climbing out of Calgary'S runway 35L when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds and sustained a number of bird hits. The crew declared PAN and returned to Calgary for a safe landing on runway 29 about 10 minutes after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance found two fan blades of the left hand engine (CFM56) as well as a dent at the engine inlet leading edge, in addition 7 fan blades of the right hand engine were found bent. The left engine inlet cowl was replaced, the fan blades were found within limits. The 7 fan blades of the right hand engine were replaced. Both engines revealed no internal core damage in borescope inspections. Following engine runs the aircraft was returned to service.

The aircraft returned to service 46 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-352

Destination
Ottawa, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GAPY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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