Virgin America A320 at Denver on May 23rd 2016, bird strike

Last Update: May 24, 2016 / 16:12:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VX-865

Aircraft Registration
N855VA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Virgin America Airbus A320-200, registration N855VA performing flight VX-865 from Denver,CO to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 136 people on board, was climbing out of Denver's runway 17R when the crew stopped the climb at 10,000 feet reporting they had received a bird strike into they believed the right hand engine (CFM56) and wanted to return to Denver advising no assistance was needed. Denver Airport put emergency services on alert advising emergency services that the Airbus was returning single engine following a bird strike on takeoff. The aircraft landed safely on Denver's runway 16R about 20 minutes after departure, the crew requested the right hand engine being checked by emergency services. Emergency services reported everything looked normal. The crew now shut the right hand engine down and taxied to the gate with emergency services in trail. A runway inspection on runway 17R reported there was nothing on the runway.

On May 24th 2016 the FAA reported the damage to the right hand engine is being determined.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Denver 22 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VX-865

Aircraft Registration
N855VA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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