Air France A320 at Paris on Jul 5th 2015, bird strike
Last Update: July 6, 2015 / 11:38:10 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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