Allegiant A320 at Chicago on Dec 15th 2016, flock of birds
Last Update: December 16, 2016 / 20:48:54 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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