Allegiant A320 at Phoenix on Jan 26th 2024, bird strikes damage both engines

Last Update: January 29, 2024 / 19:05:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 26, 2024

Classification
Accident

Flight number
G4-693

Aircraft Registration
N257NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Allegiant Air Airbus A320-200, registration N257NV performing flight G4-693 from Phoenix Mesa,AZ to Des Moines,IA (USA), was climbing out of Mesa Airport's runway 30C when the aircraft sustained multiple bird strikes. The aircraft stopped the climb at 6000 feet and returned to Mesa Airport for a safe landing on runway 30L about 12 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT REPORTED MULTIPLE BIRD STRIKES ON ROTATION. AIRCRAFT RETURNED AND LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. POST FLIGHT INSPECTION REVEALED DAMAGE TO BOTH ENGINES."

The aircraft remained on the ground in Phoenix for about 46 hours before returning to service.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N257NV
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
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
Jan 26, 2024

Classification
Accident

Flight number
G4-693

Aircraft Registration
N257NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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