Transat A333 at Athens on Oct 8th 2022, bird strikes into both engines

Last Update: October 13, 2022 / 19:56:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 8, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TS-697

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GTSD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Air Transat Airbus A330-300, registration C-GTSD performing flight TS-697 from Athens (Greece) to Toronto,ON (Canada), was climbing out of Athens' runway 03R when the crew stopped the climb at 7000 feet reporting a bird strike. The aircraft returned to Athens for a safe landing on runway 03R about 35 minutes after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Athens about 5 days after landing back.

On Oct 13th 2022 the Canadian TSB reported the aircraft hit a flock of birds while accelerating through 100 KIAS during takeoff. Shortly after becoming airborne the crew noticed excessive vibrations on the #2 engine (Trent 772) prompting the crew to return to Athens. The TSB stated: "After inspection, maintenance found damage to both engines due to birds passing through engines' core."
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GTSD
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Airbus
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-343
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 8, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TS-697

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GTSD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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