Arabia Maroc A320 at Amsterdam on Dec 18th 2018, flock of birds

Last Update: December 19, 2018 / 23:01:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
3O-122

Destination
Nador, Morocco

Aircraft Registration
CN-NMI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Arabia Maroc Airbus A320-200, registration CN-NMI performing flight 3O-122 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Nador (Morocco), was in the initial climb out of Amsterdam's runway 18L when the crew declared PAN PAN, PAN PAN, PAN PAN reporting they had multiple bird strikes and their engines (CFM56) were vibrating. ATC advised to remain on frequency, all runways were available to the aircraft. The aircraft levelled off at 4000 feet. The crew requested to remain near the aerodrome while troubleshooting. The crew subsequently reported that their engines were operating normally although with vibrations, the landing would be normal. The crew requested all emergency services to be deployed, they had a bird strike into the right hand engine but the readings of the engine were still good, they weren't sure whether the landing gear was okay. The aircraft landed safely on Amsterdam's runway 18C about 25 minutes after departure.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Amsterdam about 26 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
3O-122

Destination
Nador, Morocco

Aircraft Registration
CN-NMI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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