American A321 at Phoenix on May 10th 2016, bird strike

Last Update: May 11, 2016 / 16:02:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 10, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AA-423

Aircraft Registration
N189UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N189UW performing flight AA-423 from Phoenix,AZ to Charlotte,NC (USA), departed runway 25R and was climbing through 8000 feet when the crew reported they "just took a large bird strike" and wanted to return to Phoenix, no damage was visible from the cockpit, however, it was possible the radome might have taken damage. The aircraft landed safely on Phoenix's runway 25R about 12 minutes after departure and taxied to the apron advising no assistance was needed.

On May 11th 2016 the FAA reported the occurrence was rated an accident, the aircraft received substantial damage to the fuselage below the windshield.

A replacement A321-200 registration N919US reached Charlotte with a delay of 90 minutes.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N189UW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A321-211
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A321
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 10, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AA-423

Aircraft Registration
N189UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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