TAP A320 at Praia on Jul 28th 2016, bird strike

Last Update: August 1, 2016 / 23:06:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 28, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TP-1534

Destination
Lisbon, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
CS-TNU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A TAP Portugal Airbus A320-200, registration CS-TNU performing flight TP-1534 from Praia (Cape Verde) to Lisbon (Portugal), departed Praia's runway 03 and was rotating for takeoff when the right hand engine (CFM56) ingested a bird resulting in engine vibrations. The crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet and diverted to Sal (Cape Verde) for a safe landing on runway 01 about 30 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 20 hours, then positioned to Lisbon (Portugal) and resumed service.

On Aug 1st 2016 The Aviation Herald learned the right hand engine ingested multiple birds upon rotation from Praia resulting in engine vibrations. The engine was kept running while the aircraft diverted to Sal to take advantage of the longer runway available (3000 meters in Sal, 1900 meters in Praia).
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 28, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TP-1534

Destination
Lisbon, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
CS-TNU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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