Alitalia A332 at Rome on Oct 5th 2015, bird strike

Last Update: October 6, 2015 / 21:15:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-650

Departure
Rome, Italy

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
EI-DIR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Alitalia Airbus A330-200, registration EI-DIR performing flight AZ-650 from Rome (Italy) to Toronto,ON (Canada), departed Fiumicino Airport's runway 16R when a loud bang was heard. The crew continued the climb but stopped the climb at FL200 and decided to return to Rome. The aircraft landed safely back on Fiumicino's runway 16R about 45 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A330-200 registration EI-DIP reached Toronto with a delay of 7:15 hours.

A passenger reported there was a loud bang, the passenger thought from an engine (CF6) during the departure, about 15 minutes later the crew initiated the return to Rome.

Another passenger reported according to the crew the aircraft came into contact with a sea gull.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-DIR
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-202
ICAO Aircraft Type
A332
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-650

Departure
Rome, Italy

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
EI-DIR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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