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
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.
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