Allegiant A320 at Chicago on Dec 15th 2016, flock of birds

Last Update: December 16, 2016 / 20:48:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 15, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G4-1671

Aircraft Registration
N234NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Allegiant Airbus A320-200, registration N234NV performing flight G4-1671 from Chicago Rockford,IL to Punta Gorda,FL (USA) with 177 passengers and 6 crew, departed Rockford International Airport's runway 25 and was in the initial climb when the aircraft flew through a flock of geese and ingested a number of birds into its #1 engine (CFM56). The crew stopped the climb at 2500 feet, shut the engine down and returned to Rockford for a safe landing on runway 25 about 25 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration N220NV reached Punta Gorda with a delay of 7.5 hours.

The airline confirmed the aircraft received a bird strike on its #1 engine, shut the engine down and returned to Rockford. The passengers disembarked at the gate.

Passengers reported there was a loud bang and streaks of flame from the engine, there were serious vibrations of the airframe. The smell of burning developed in the cabin.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N234NV
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
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Engine Model
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 15, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G4-1671

Aircraft Registration
N234NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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