Spirit A320 at Atlantic City on Mar 30th 2021, bird strike

Last Update: March 31, 2021 / 16:02:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 30, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-303

Aircraft Registration
N604NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N604NK performing flight NK-303 from Atlantic City,NJ to Orlando,FL (USA), was climbing out of Atlantic City's runway 22 when the crew stopped the climb at 10000 feet advising they needed to reduce their speed to perform some flight control checks. The crew subsequently advised they needed to return to Atlantic City, no assistance was needed though. The crew advised they did have damage to outboard right leading edge slat due to a bird strike, no assistance was needed, ATC nonetheless dispatched emergency services. The aircraft returned to Atlantic City for a safe landing on runway 13 about 25 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT STRUCK A BIRD ON TAKEOFF DAMAGING THE RIGHT WING, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ." No injuries occurred, the damage was "unknown".
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 30, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-303

Aircraft Registration
N604NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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