Allegiant A320 at St. Petersburg on Apr 20th 2023, bird strike

Last Update: April 21, 2023 / 19:52:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 20, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G4-989

Aircraft Registration
N261NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Allegiant Air Airbus A320-200, registration N261NV performing flight G4-989 from St. Petersburg,FL to Niagara Falls,NY (USA) with 158 people on board, was climbing out of St. Petersburg's runway 36 when the crew stopped the climb at 10,000 feet after the right hand engine (CFM56) received a bird strike. The aircraft returned to St. Petersburg for a safe landing on runway 36 about 35 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT STRUCK A BIRD ON DEPARTURE CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE NUMBER 2 ENGINE, ST PETERSBURG-CLEARWATER, FLORIDA."

The aircraft is still on the ground in St. Petersburg about 32 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N261NV
Country of Registration
United States
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
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ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 20, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G4-989

Aircraft Registration
N261NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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