Saudia A321 at Dammam on Aug 29th 2013, bird strike

Last Update: August 31, 2013 / 22:40:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 29, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SV-1126

Aircraft Registration
HZ-ASL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration HZ-ASL performing flight SV-1126 from Jeddah to Dammam (Saudi Arabia), flew through a flock of birds on approach to Dammam, birds impacted the radome, the windscreen and leading edges of the wings. The aircraft continued for a safe landing in Dammam. The aircraft received a large dent to the radome, the right hand windshield cracked and the leading edges received dents.

The aircraft was taken out of service for repairs and is currently still on the ground.

HZ-ASU is being identified as incident aircraft by a number of (French) sources, however radar data show HZ-ASU flying about 5 hours after the occurrence.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 29, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SV-1126

Aircraft Registration
HZ-ASL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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