Alitalia A319 at Rome on Feb 9th 2021, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: February 11, 2021 / 19:43:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 9, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-884

Destination
Malta, Malta

Aircraft Registration
EI-IMM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Alitalia Airbus A319-100, registration EI-IMM performing flight AZ-884 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Malta (Malta), was accelerating for takeoff from Fiumicino's runway 25 when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 110 knots over ground) due to a bird strike. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

A replacement A319-100 registration EI-IMG reached Malta with a delay of 2.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 40 hours after the rejected takeoff.

A passenger reported they heard a bang from the left hand side and an orange flash from the left engine (CFM56), immediately afterwards the brakes came on. The flight attendants announced the takeoff had been aborted and more information would follow, the captain subsequently announced that a bird strike had occurred, they would disembark and board another aircraft.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-IMM
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A319-111
ICAO Aircraft Type
A319
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 9, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-884

Destination
Malta, Malta

Aircraft Registration
EI-IMM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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