American A319 at Chicago on Mar 9th 2021, bird strike

Last Update: March 10, 2021 / 18:51:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 9, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1844

Aircraft Registration
N9021H

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An American Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N9021H performing flight AA-1844 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Jackson,WY (USA) with 53 people on board, was climbing out of O'Hare's runway 09C when the crew declared emergency reporting they had just had a bird strike on takeoff, stopped the climb at 5000 feet. The crew reported they took a "full Canada goose" into engine #1 (CFM56, left hand) resulting in high vibrations and EGT and N2 fluctuations. The crew advised that the engine was now operating nearly normal, but not normal enough to continue the flight. The aircraft positioned for an approach to runway 10C and landed safely about 15 minutes after departure and taxied to the apron.

A replacement A319-100 registration N8009T reached Jackson with a delay of 3 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Chicago about 24 hours after landing back.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT ENGINE #1 INGESTED A GOOSE DAMAGING BLADES AND ACOUSTICAL PANEL, CHICAGO, IL." The occurrence resulted in "unknown" damage.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 9, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1844

Aircraft Registration
N9021H

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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