Easyjet A319 at Vienna on Mar 10th 2016, bird strike
Last Update: March 11, 2016 / 21:02:45 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger booked on the return flight U2-7946 reported, that boarding for the return flight had already been completed when the captain announced the pre-flight inspection of the aircraft had found damage to the fuselage and engine (CFM56) as result of a bird strike and asked the passengers to disembark again, advising that the flight had been postponed to the next day, hotel accomodation would be provided.
A replacement Airbus A319-100 registration G-EZDW positioned to Vienna the next morning and departed Vienna as flight U2-9946 reaching Amsterdam with a delay of 14 hours.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 16 hours, then positioned to Milan Malpensa (Italy), remained on the ground there for another 9 hours, then resumed service.
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