Easyjet A319 at Alicante on Oct 4th 2019, bird strike

Last Update: October 8, 2019 / 19:24:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 4, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-6706

Aircraft Registration
G-EZDI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration G-EZDI performing flight U2-6706 from Alicante,SP (Spain) to Belfast Aldergrove,NI (UK), was in the initial climb out of Alicante's runway 10 when an engine (CFM56) ingested a number of birds prompting the crew to stop the climb at 4000 feet initially, later the aircraft climbed to 6000 feet and returned to Alicante for a safe landing on runway 10 about 40 minutes after departure.

Passengers reported there was a strange noise immediately after departure which continued until after landing. The captain announced one of the engines had been damaged by a bird strike. They complained that they were told to get accomodation on their own and to be back at the airport by 8am, a replacement flight was then arranged for 11am but did not depart until 12pm.

A replacement A319-100 registration G-EZDN departed the following day at about 12:00L and reached Belfast with a delay of about 16 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 4, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-6706

Aircraft Registration
G-EZDI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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