Spirit A320 at Tampa on Nov 1st 2020, bird strikes affects both engines

Last Update: November 2, 2020 / 17:21:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 1, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-728

Aircraft Registration
N691NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N691NK performing flight NK-728 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Tampa,FL (USA), was on approach to Tampa's runway 01L when the aircraft flew though a flock of birds and received a number of bird strikes (engines V2527). The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 01L.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT STRUCK BIRDS ON APPROACH DAMAGING COWLING TO ENGINE #1 AND ENGINE #2, TAMPA, FL."

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 16.5 hours, then attempted to depart for flight NK-280 but needed to return to Tampa again.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 1, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-728

Aircraft Registration
N691NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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