Azul E195 at Fortaleza on Aug 29th 2022, bird strike

Last Update: August 30, 2022 / 12:46:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 29, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AD-4100

Destination
Belem, Brazil

Aircraft Registration
PR-AYW

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-195

ICAO Type Designator
E195

An Azul Linhas Aereas Embraer ERJ-195, registration PR-AYW performing flight AD-4100 from Fortaleza,CE to Belem,PA (Brazil), was in the initial climb seconds after becoming airborne when a vulture impacted the left hand wing. The crew stopped the climb and returned to Fortaleza for a safe landing.

Passengers reported a few seconds after becoming airborne there was loud noise from the left hand side, at the same time cabin lights and monitors in the back of their seats went out. Shortly afterwards the captain announced they had collided with vultures and needed to return to Fortaleza, they would need to hold to burn off fuel first. The aircraft landed safely a couple of minutes later.

The airline reported the aircraft collided with a bird and needed to return. A number of flights needed to be cancelled as result of the bird strike.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Fortaleza about 24 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 29, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AD-4100

Destination
Belem, Brazil

Aircraft Registration
PR-AYW

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-195

ICAO Type Designator
E195

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