AirAsia A320 at Penang on Nov 13th 2022, bird strike

Last Update: November 16, 2022 / 15:27:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 13, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
AirAsia

Flight number
AK-6113

Aircraft Registration
9M-AHE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An AirAsia Airbus A320-200, registration 9M-AHE performing flight AK-6113 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), was climbing out of Penang's runway 04 when the crew stopped the climb at about 14,000 feet and decided to return to Penang for a safe landing on runway 04 about 30 minutes after departure.

A passenger reported the aircraft levelled off, the fasten seat belt signs were turned off. There were unusual sounds from the right hand side similiar to an engine (CFM56) spooling down and spooling up. About 5 minutes later the seat belt signs came back on and the aircraft returned to Penang. After landing the captain announced they suspected a bird strike, the passenger should remain on board while maintenance checks the aircraft. About 30 minutes the passengers were asked to disembark. A replacement aircraft took them to Kuala Lumpur.

A replacement A320-200 registration 9M-AGU reached Kuala Lumpur with a delay of 5:15 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service 24 hours later.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 13, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
AirAsia

Flight number
AK-6113

Aircraft Registration
9M-AHE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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