AirAsia A320 at Penang on Nov 13th 2022, bird strike
Last Update: November 16, 2022 / 15:27:34 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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