Alitalia A319 at Reggio Calabria on Feb 26th 2015, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: February 26, 2015 / 22:37:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-1198

Aircraft Registration
EI-IMR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Alitalia Airbus A319-100, registration EI-IMR performing flight AZ-1198 from Reggio Calabria to Milan Linate (Italy), was accelerating for takeoff through a flock of seagulls, a number of birds impacted the aircraft prompting the crew to reject takeoff at high speed. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

A replacement Airbus A319-100 registration EI-IMX reached Milan with a delay of 5.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft was able to position to Rome Fiumicino as flight AZ-8800 about 6 hours after the rejected takeoff, remained on the ground in Rome for another 5.5 hours before resuming service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-1198

Aircraft Registration
EI-IMR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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