Lingus A320 at Athens on Aug 12th 2023, bird strike

Last Update: August 14, 2023 / 17:34:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 12, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-441

Destination
Dublin, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-DEE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Aer Lingus Airbus A320-200, registration EI-DEE performing flight EI-441 from Athens (Greece) to Dublin (Ireland), was climbing out of Athens' runway 21R when the aircraft received a bird strike prompting the crew to stop the climb at FL070 and return to Athens for a safe landing on runway 21L about 25 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration EI-DEG positioned from Dublin to Athens and performed the flight reaching Dublin with a delay of about 10.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Athens about 55 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-DEE
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 12, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-441

Destination
Dublin, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-DEE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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