Spirit A20N at Houston on Jan 13th 2021, coyote strike on departure

Last Update: January 15, 2021 / 18:43:15 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 13, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-264

Aircraft Registration
N922NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200N, registration N922NK performing flight NK-264 from Houston Intercontinental,TX to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA), departed Houston's runway 15L but struck a coyote on the runway. The crew stopped the climb at 16,000 feet and returned to Houston for a safe landing on runway 27 about 35 minutes after departure.

The aircraft departed again after about 90 minutes on the ground and reached Fort Lauderdale with a delay of about 100 minutes.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT STRUCK A COYOTE DURING DEPARTURE, HOUSTON, TX.", the aircraft received unknown damage.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N922NK
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-271N
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A20N
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 13, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-264

Aircraft Registration
N922NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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