Azores A320 at Ponta Delgada on May 29th 2020, rejected takeoff due to bird strike
Last Update: June 2, 2020 / 13:38:12 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft is still on the ground in Ponta Delgada about 77 hours (3 days and 5 hours) later.
The left hand engine received substantial damage.
On Jun 2nd 2020 The Aviation Herald learned the crew rejected takeoff due to strong vibrations from the left hand side and a high pitched noise. The aircraft slowed and stopped at about mid point of the runway. Substantial vibrations from the left hand (#1) engine continued even at idle thrust. Following inspection by emergency services the aircraft taxied to the apron, where passengers disembarked normally. A post flight examination of the engine revealed substantial damage to engine blades and surrounding panels.
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