Air France A320 at Paris on Jul 5th 2015, bird strike

Last Update: July 6, 2015 / 11:38:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 5, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-1134

Aircraft Registration
F-HEPH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air France Airbus A320-200, registration F-HEPH performing flight AF-1134 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Berlin Tegel (Germany), was accelerating for takeoff from runway 27L when the left hand engine (CFM56) ingested a bird. The crew continued takeoff, climbed to 5000 feet, shut the engine down and returned to Paris for a safe landing on runway 27L about 20 minutes after departure.

A passenger reported that the aircraft was accelerating for takeoff when suddenly there were heavy vibrations, the aircraft continued takeoff, became airborne and climbed out, then the vibrations ceased and it became unusually silent on board. The aircraft continued straight at low altitude for about 5 minutes, then the captain announced there had been a minor technical problem and they were returning to Paris. The purser subsequently announced that an engine had ingested a bird, flight attendants prepared the cabin for landing. After landing the captain announced that the left hand engine was vibrating following a bird strike. Upon disembarking the aircraft the passenger did not notice any visible damage. The flight was cancelled, the passengers were taken to hotels.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 5, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-1134

Aircraft Registration
F-HEPH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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