Avianca Brazil A318 at Rio de Janeiro on Nov 10th 2016, bird strike

Last Update: November 12, 2016 / 19:12:05 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 10, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
O6-6235

Aircraft Registration
PR-ONC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A318

ICAO Type Designator
A318

An Avianca Brazil Airbus A318-100, registration PR-ONC performing flight O6-6235 from Brasilia,DF to Rio de Janeiro Dumont,RJ (Brazil), was on final approach to Dumont Airport's runway 20L descending through 2000 feet, when the crew sighted a number of vultures, one vulture impacted the aircraft's nose. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 20L.

Brazil's CENIPA reported the crew sighted about 2-10 vultures, one of them impacted the aircraft causing damage to the radome of the aircraft. ATIS had reported the presence of birds in the vicinity of the aerodrome.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 10, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
O6-6235

Aircraft Registration
PR-ONC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A318

ICAO Type Designator
A318

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