Iberia A343 at Madrid on May 13th 2012, bird strike

Last Update: May 16, 2012 / 12:40:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 13, 2012

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6533

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-GUP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

An Iberia Airbus A340-300, registration EC-GUP performing flight IB-6533 from Madrid,SP (Spain) to San Juan (Puerto Rico), was climbing out of Madrid's runway 36L when a vulture penetrated the aircraft's radome causing a large hole. The crew levelled off at 7000 feet and returned to runway 33L for a safe landing about 70 minutes after departure.

The aircraft received damage to the pitot systems as well as structural damage to the nose section, the aircraft is expected out of service for a number of weeks.

The aircraft back at the gate (Photo: Paco Rodríguez):
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 13, 2012

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6533

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-GUP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

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