Niki A320 at Athens on May 28th 2015, bird strike, single engine go around around thunderstorms

Last Update: May 28, 2015 / 22:48:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 28, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fly Niki

Flight number
HG-8641

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Aircraft Registration
OE-LEU

Airport ICAO Code
LGAV

A Fly Niki Airbus A320-200, registration OE-LEU performing flight HG-8641 from Athens (Greece) to Vienna (Austria), was climbing out of Athens' runway 03L when the right hand engine (CFM56) ingested a bird prompting the crew to stop the climb at 5000 feet, shut the engine down and return to Athens. The aircraft positioned for an ILS approach to runway 03R, other aircraft descending towards Athens requesting deviations around build ups as thunderstorms approached the aerodrome, queried whether there was any turbulence reported on the approach to runway 03R with a response in the negative, the aircraft descended to 2500 feet but did not commence the ILS approach prompting tower to instruct "minimum terrain, you have to climb to 4000 feet, climb immediately to 4000 feet". Following the go-around Athens kept runway 03R sterile for the emergency aircraft and reassigned runway 03L to all other traffic. The aircraft subsequently maneouvered around thunderstorm cells requring the aircraft to climb to 6000 feet, the aircraft joined final after the thunderstorms had moved across the airfield. The aircraft landed safely back on Athens' runway 03R 50 minutes after departure.

Metars:
LGAV 281450Z 01003KT 9999 SCT025 BKN070 17/13 Q1009 NOSIG
LGAV 281420Z VRB03KT 9999 FEW020TCU SCT035 BKN070 17/15 Q1010 NOSIG
LGAV 281350Z VRB02KT 7000 RA FEW020TCU SCT035 BKN070 17/14 Q1010 TEMPO 6000 RA
LGAV 281320Z VRB02KT 7000 -TSRA FEW018CB BKN035 BKN070 16/13 Q1010 TEMPO 5000 TSRA
LGAV 281250Z VRB03KT 6000 -TSRA FEW018CB BKN035 16/13 Q1010 TEMPO 5000 TSRA
LGAV 281220Z 33007KT 280V020 5000 -TSRA FEW018CB BKN035 17/14 Q1010 TEMPO 5000 TSRA
LGAV 281150Z 04005KT 330V070 9999 TS FEW018CB BKN035 18/15 Q1010 TEMPO 6000 TSRA
LGAV 281120Z 06004KT 020V100 7000 -TSRA FEW018CB BKN035 17/14 Q1010 TEMPO 6000 TSRA
LGAV 281050Z 01009KT 8000 -TSRA FEW018CB BKN035 18/12 Q1009 BECMG 7000 TSRA
LGAV 281020Z 04010KT 9999 TS FEW018CB BKN035 21/12 Q1010 BECMG 7000 TSRA
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 28, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fly Niki

Flight number
HG-8641

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Aircraft Registration
OE-LEU

Airport ICAO Code
LGAV

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