Eurowings A320 at Zurich on Apr 22nd 2022, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: April 23, 2022 / 19:48:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 22, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Eurowings

Flight number
EW-9763

Aircraft Registration
D-AEWV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Eurowings Airbus A320-200, registration D-AEWV performing flight EW-9763 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Dusseldorf (Germany), was accelerating for takeoff from runway 28, when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (120 knots over ground) due to a bird strike into the left hand engine (CFM56). The aircraft slowed safely and came to a stop short of the intersection of runway 28 with runway 16. Emergency services responded and checked the aircraft, which subsequently taxied to the apron.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 34 hours, then positioned to Dusseldorf.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 22, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Eurowings

Flight number
EW-9763

Aircraft Registration
D-AEWV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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