Delta A319 at Austin on Dec 28th 2019, apparent bird strike

Last Update: December 29, 2019 / 21:20:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 28, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1281

Aircraft Registration
N324NB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A Delta Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N324NB performing flight DL-1281 from Austin,TX to Salt Lake City,UT (USA) with 126 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing through about 2000 feet out of Austin's runway 17L when the crew declared emergency reporting an apparent bird strike. The aircraft stopped the climb at 3000 feet and returned to Austin for a safe landing on runway 17R about 15 minutes after departure. The aircraft taxied to the apron.

Austin airport reported the nature of the problem is still under investigation, it might have been a bird or drone strike.

Delta Airlines reported the aircraft suffered a mechanical issue.

A replacement A319-100 registration N346NB reached Salt Lake City with a delay of 9.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Austin about 25 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 28, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1281

Aircraft Registration
N324NB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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