United A319 at Vancouver on Nov 8th 2019, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: November 13, 2019 / 20:47:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 8, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1184

Aircraft Registration
N818UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A United Airbus A319-100, registration N818UA performing flight UA-1184 from Vancouver,BC (Canada) to Denver,CO (USA) with 121 passengers and 5 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Vancouver's runway 08R when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed reporting birds on the nose. The aircraft slowed safely and vacated the runway near the end onto taxiway D05. The crew requested emergency services to inspect their left hand brakes and reported it was a rather large bird, a crane or the like. The runway was closed for a runway inspection. Emergency services sprayed the brakes.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 23 hours after the rejected takeoff.

On Nov 13th 2019 the Canadian TSB reported a blue heron hit the aircraft near the right hand engine area. The crew rejected takeoff, vacated the runway onto taxiway D, stopped and requested emergency services. Emergency services sprayed the landing gear with foam due to reported high brakes temperatures. The passengers and flight attendants deplaned via air stairs and were bussed to the terminal. Maintenance cleaned the right engine cowl and pylon, no damage was found. The main landing gear fuse plugs melted as per design due to the hot brakes as result of high energy reject, the tyres deflated. All 4 main landing gear brakes and wheels were replaced.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 8, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1184

Aircraft Registration
N818UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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