Swiss A333 at Zurich on Jun 23rd 2023, bird strike

Last Update: June 26, 2023 / 17:53:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 23, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LX-6

Aircraft Registration
HB-JHB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Swiss International Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration HB-JHB performing flight LX-6 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was climbing out of Zurich's runway 32 when the crew stopped the climb at FL090 following a bird strike into the right hand engine (Trent 772). The aircraft burned off fuel and returned to Zurich for a safe landing on runway 34 about 2 hours after departure.

The airline reported a bird strike.

A passenger reported that the aircraft levelled off shortly after departure, about 30 minutes later an announcement was that the right hand engine had received a bird strike, both engines were still running. The aircraft burned off fuel and returned to Zurich.

A replacement A330-300 registration HB-JHL reached Chicago with a delay of about 5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 26 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
HB-JHB
Country of Registration
Switzerland
Date of Registration
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Certification Basis
Airworthyness Category
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Legal Basis
TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS S.A.S.
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-343
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Max. Operational Passenger Seating Capacity (MOPSC), indicative
Minimum Crew
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Main Operator
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 23, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LX-6

Aircraft Registration
HB-JHB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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