United A320 at Vancouver on Mar 16th 2019, duck!

Last Update: March 22, 2019 / 21:50:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 16, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-545

Aircraft Registration
N452UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A United Airbus A320-200, registration N452UA performing flight UA-545 from Vancouver,BC (Canada) to Denver,CO (USA) with 140 passengers and 5 crew, departed Vancouver's runway 26L when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds and received multiple bird strikes. The crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet and returned to Vancouver for a safe landing on runway 26R about 20 minutes after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported runway 26L was closed for about 15 minutes for cleanup. A number of ducks hat hit the left side of the fuselage and caused damage to 5 low pressure compressor blades of the left hand engine (V2527), blade tip curl and blade tips missing. The blade damage warranted an engine replacement.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 16, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-545

Aircraft Registration
N452UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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