British Airways A320 at Gibraltar on Jun 7th 2016, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: June 8, 2016 / 21:53:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-491

Aircraft Registration
G-EUYI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-EUYI performing flight BA-491 from Gibraltar (Gibraltar) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was accelerating for takeoff from Gibratar's runway 27 when the left hand engine (V2527) ingested a sea gull prompting the crew to reject takeoff at high speed. The aircraft slowed safely and stopped just before Gibraltar's main access road crossing the runway about 950 meters down the runway. Following inspection by emergency services the aircraft taxied to the apron.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were taken to hotels and rebooked onto flights the following day.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Gibraltar about 29 hours after rejecting takeoff.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-491

Aircraft Registration
G-EUYI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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