Jetsmart A20N at Concepcion on May 27th 2021, bird strike
Last Update: June 3, 2021 / 15:41:01 GMT/Zulu time
A replacement A320-200 registration CC-AWC reached Antofagasta with a delay of about 3 hours.
The airline reported one of the engines ingested a bird prompting the crew to return to Concepcion.
On Jun 3rd 2021 Chile's Civil Aviation Authority reported the left hand engine ingested a bird on climb out of runway 02, the crew declared emergency and returned to Concepcion. None of the 140 passengers and 7 crew were injured, the left hand engine was damaged. The CAA reported the aircraft sustained substantial damage, however, did not yet rate the occurrence (e.g. serious incident or accident).
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