Alaska A320 at Portland on May 4th 2022, bird strike

Last Update: May 6, 2022 / 15:28:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 4, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-317

Aircraft Registration
N639VA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N639VA performing flight AS-317 from Portland,OR to Burbank,CA (USA), was climbing out of Portland's runway 28L when the crew reported they had a bird strike at about 2800 feet MSL, it was a large bird directly onto the nose. They wanted to return for an inspection. The aircraft stopped the climb at 6000 feet and landed safely on Portland's runway 28L about 15 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration N848VA reached Burbank with a delay of 3.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Portland about 31 hours after landing back, then positioned to Seattle but has not yet returned to service about 49 hours after landing back.

On May 5th 2022 the FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT STRUCK A BIRD ON DEPARTURE DAMAGING RADOME, PORTLAND, OR.", the damage was "UNKNOWN" and the occurrence was rated an incident.
Aircraft Registration Data
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N639VA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
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A320
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 4, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-317

Aircraft Registration
N639VA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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