Aeroflot A20N at Novosibirsk on May 30th 2021, bird strike

Last Update: May 31, 2021 / 13:14:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 30, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-1460

Aircraft Registration
VP-BPQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

An Aeroflot Airbus A320-200N, registration VP-BPQ performing flight SU-1460 from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Novosibirsk (Russia), departed Sheremetyevo's runway 06C and landed on Novosibirsk's runway 25 completing a seemingly uneventful flight about 3.5 hours later.

Rosaviatsia reported however, a postflight inspection revealed evidence of a bird strike, the radome showed a hole of 45mm/1.8 inch diameter and a detachment of about 250mm/10 inches. The aircraft was removed from service.

The aircraft returned to service about 23 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 30, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-1460

Aircraft Registration
VP-BPQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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