Delta A319 at Tampa on Jan 24th 2021, bird strike

Last Update: January 25, 2021 / 15:46:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 24, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2084

Aircraft Registration
N318NB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A Delta Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N318NB performing flight DL-2084 from Tampa,FL to Raleigh/Durham,NC (USA) with 40 passengers and 5 crew, departed Tampa's runway 01L when after becoming airborne the crew reported they hit a bird and needed to return. Tower in response cleared the flight to land on runway 01L, the crew requested emergency vehicles to attend to the aircraft. The crew reported they took the bird with the left hand engine (CFM56) resulting in "heavy vibrations", no other issues. The airport indicated they wouldn't have time to sweep the runway and offered runway 01R, the crew however decided to land on runway 01L as they were already in a left hand circuit. A quick runway inspection showed the runway was clear. The aircraft landed safely on runway 01L about 15 minutes after departure.

A replacement A319-100 registration N315NB departed about 4.5 hours after N318NB landed back and reached Raleigh/Durham with a delay of 4:20 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Tampa about 19 hours after landing back.

The airline reported the left engine received damage requiring another aircraft to perform the flight, passengers and crew transferred to the other aircraft.

On Jan 25th 2021 the FAA reported the aircraft received multiple bird strikes. The aircraft received "unknown" damage, the occurrence was rated an incident.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 24, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2084

Aircraft Registration
N318NB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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