British Airways A321 at Berlin on Jul 26th 2019, bird strike

Last Update: July 26, 2019 / 18:56:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 26, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-985

Aircraft Registration
G-EUXG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A British Airways Airbus A321-200, registration G-EUXG performing flight BA-985 from Berlin Tegel (Germany) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 203 people on board, was climbing out of Tegel's runway 08R when the left hand engine (V2533) ingested a bird causing a series of bangs and streaks of flames. The crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet, shut the engine down and returned to Tegel Airport for a safe landing on runway 08L about 18 minutes after departure.

The airport initially reported the aircraft returned due to an engine fire after a bird strike, later corrected to say visible smoke (instead of fire).

A ground observer reported the left hand engine repeatedly emitted streaks of flame and bangs.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 26, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-985

Aircraft Registration
G-EUXG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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