Lufthansa A320 at Hamburg on Jul 31st 2023, bird strike
Last Update: August 1, 2023 / 16:30:34 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported the aircraft began to experience vibrations shortly after what the passenger thought was V1. The aircraft subsequently climbed out shallowly and quickly returned to Hamburg where emergency services were on stand by. The crew later told them that it appears there were two dented fan blades and the remains of multiple sparrows were visible in the engine core. A replacement A321 took them to Munich - that crew told them, the aircraft was to be positioned to Munich and was already at the holding point to depart when they were called back to the apron to pick the passengers up.
A replacement Airbus A321-100 registration D-AIRH reached Munich with a delay of about 2 hours.
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