ANZ A320 at Wellington and Auckland on Jun 20th 2012, bird strike

Last Update: August 7, 2012 / 15:16:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 20, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-428

Aircraft Registration
ZK-OJQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air New Zealand Airbus A320-200, registration ZK-OJQ performing flight NZ-428 from Wellington to Auckland (New Zealand), was on final approach to Auckland's runway 23L descending through about 1200 feet AGL when the right hand engine (V2527) surged prompting the crew to reduce the engine to idle thrust. The crew continued the approach and landed safely on runway 23L about 2 minutes later.

The airline said the engine ingested a bird and reported the aircraft will be out of service on Jun 21st as result of the bird strike.

The French BEA reported on Aug 7th 2012, that the aircraft had suffered the bird strike on the previous flight inbound to Wellington. Air New Zealand Maintenance examined the engine according to Airbus Maintenance Manual and released the aircraft to service. The aircraft departed for flight NZ-428, on approach to Auckland the right hand engine surged prompting the crew to reduce the engine to idle. New Zealand's TAIC is investigating the occurrence.

Radar data identify the aircraft had done flight NZ-415, Auckland to Wellington, prior to NZ-428. The aircraft landed on Wellington's runway 16. The aircraft was on the ground in Wellington for about 4 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 20, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-428

Aircraft Registration
ZK-OJQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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