Wizz A320 at Bourgas on Sep 16th 2016, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: September 16, 2016 / 17:55:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Wizz Air

Flight number
W6-4551

Aircraft Registration
HA-LWC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Wizz Air Airbus A320-200, registration HA-LWC performing flight W6-4551 from Bourgas (Bulgaria) to London Luton,EN (UK), was accelerating for takeoff from Bourgas' runway 04 when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 110 knots over ground) due to a bird strike. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration HA-LYU positioned to Bourgas, performed the flight and is estimated to reach London with a delay of 7.5 hours.

The airport reported a bird impacted the aircraft.

Passengers reported they observed while disembarking the aircraft, that the main tyres were deflated.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Wizz Air

Flight number
W6-4551

Aircraft Registration
HA-LWC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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