Allegiant A320 at Orlando on Nov 8th 2021, bird strike

Last Update: November 9, 2021 / 16:02:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 8, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G4-2471

Aircraft Registration
N217NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Allegiant Airbus A320-200, registration N217NV performing flight G4-2471 from Orlando Sanford,FL to Plattsburgh,NY (USA), was in the initial climb out of Sanford's runway 27R when the aircraft flew through birds and received a number of bird strikes prompting the crew to stop the climb at 2000 feet and return to Sanford for a safe landing on runway 27R about 12 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT STRUCK BIRDS ON DEPARTURE AND DAMAGE WAS FOUND TO THE BLADES OF THE #2 ENGINE (CFM56), ORLANDO, FL.", the damage was "unknown" and the occurrence was rated an incident.

A replacement A320-200 registration N220NV reached Plattsburgh with a delay of about 2:15 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Orlando about 27 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 8, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G4-2471

Aircraft Registration
N217NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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