SAS A20N at Alta on Jun 22nd 2021, flock of birds

Last Update: June 23, 2021 / 10:50:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 22, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-4546

Departure
Oslo, Norway

Destination
Alta, Norway

Aircraft Registration
SE-ROZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A320-200N, registration SE-ROZ performing flight SK-4546 from Oslo to Alta (Norway), was on final approach to Alta's runway 29 when in the flare the crew spotted a flock of birds ahead over the runway and initiated a go around. Climbing with the engines accelerating the crew could not avoid the right hand engine (LEAP) to ingest a sea gull. The aircraft climbed to 3000 feet, positioned for another approach to runway 29 and landed without further incident about 8 minutes later.

The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight, the flight was cancelled.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Alta about 19 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 22, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-4546

Departure
Oslo, Norway

Destination
Alta, Norway

Aircraft Registration
SE-ROZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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