Spirit A320 at Memphis on Sep 18th 2023, bird strike

Last Update: September 18, 2023 / 16:48:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 18, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-2866

Aircraft Registration
N692NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N692NK performing flight NK-2866 (dep Sep 17th) from Orlando,FL to Memphis,TN (USA), was on final approach to Memphis' runway 36L when the crew reported they had just lost their captain's side instruments. The aircraft continued for a safe landing, after landing the crew reported they had lost the captain's airspeed which went down by about 40 knots and received several other system faults. The aircraft was able to vacate the runway and taxi to the apron.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT STRUCK A BIRD DAMAGING INSTRUMENTATION INSIDE THE COCKPIT ON THE CAPTAIN'S SIDE, MEMPHIS, TN."

The aircraft is still on the ground in Memphis about 10.5 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N692NK
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-232
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 18, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-2866

Aircraft Registration
N692NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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