Vueling A320 at Barcelona on Jul 16th 2023, rejected takeoff due to bird strike
Last Update: August 17, 2023 / 16:35:46 GMT/Zulu time
On Jul 27th 2023 Spain's CIAIAC reported the captain's airspeed indicator began to deviate from the other airspeed indicators prompting the captain to reject takeoff. All 4 main wheels were damaged and the aircraft was evacuated. The occurrence was rated an incident and is being investigated by the CIAIAC.
On Aug 17th 2023 Spain's CIAIAC reported the captain observed a bird strike, then his airspeed indication dropped by 30 KIAS suddenly. Considering the airspeed unreliable the captain rejected takeoff. The aircraft came to a stop about 600 meters/2000 feet short of the runway end, 3 of the 4 main tyres deflated due to hot brakes. As the aircraft was immobilized, the commander decided to perform an emergency evacuation.
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