British Airways A388 at Madrid on Nov 28th 2021, bird strike

Last Update: November 29, 2021 / 07:34:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 28, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-462

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
G-XLEF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A British Airways Airbus A380-800, registration G-XLEF performing flight BA-462 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Madrid,SP (Spain), was on approach to Madrid's runway 32L when a bird impacted the aircraft's inboard left engine's (#2, Trent 970) inlet and was ingested by the engine. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 32L.

The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight and is still on the ground at Madrid's Barajas Airport about 13 hours after landing.

The return flight was cancelled.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 28, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-462

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
G-XLEF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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