Edelweiss A320 at Zurich on Dec 18th 2021, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: December 19, 2021 / 07:46:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 18, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WK-224

Aircraft Registration
HB-IHY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Edelweiss Airbus A320-200, registration HB-IHY performing flight WK-224 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Santiago de Compostela,SP (Spain), was accelerating for takeoff from Zurich's runway 10 about 930 meters/3000 feet down the runway when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 96 knots over ground) due to a bird strike into the right hand engine (CFM56). The aircraft slowed safely and vacated the runway via taxiway J (about 1580 meters/5200 feet down the runway) and taxied to the apron. Responding emergency services reported the crossing runway 16 clear and available and followed the aircraft to the stand and examined landing gear and right hand engine.

A replacement A320-200 registration HB-JJL reached Santiago with a delay of 2:45 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Zurich about 16 hours after the rejected takeoff.
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Aircraft Model / Type
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ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 18, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WK-224

Aircraft Registration
HB-IHY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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