Azores A320 at Lajes on Aug 11th 2019, bird strike

Last Update: August 12, 2019 / 21:40:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
S4-137

Destination
Lajes, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
CS-TKP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Azores Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration CS-TKP performing flight S4-137 from Lisbon to Lajes (Portugal), was on approach to Terceira Island's Lajes Airport when a bird impacted the aircraft. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 15.

The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight S4-136 and is still on the ground at Lajes about 26 hours after landing.

The airline regretted that as result of the aircraft remaining on the ground in Lajes the return flight as well as the next day's rotations to Pico Island and Lajes needed to be cancelled. The damage to the aircraft is currently being assessed.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
S4-137

Destination
Lajes, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
CS-TKP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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