Lingus A321 at Naples on May 3rd 2017, bird strike

Last Update: May 4, 2017 / 19:02:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 3, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-451

Departure
Naples, Italy

Destination
Dublin, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-CPE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An Aer Lingus Airbus A321-200, registration EI-CPE performing flight EI-451 from Naples (Italy) to Dublin (Ireland) with 148 passengers and 7 crew, was in the initial climb out of Naples' runway 24 when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds, an engine (CFM56) ingested a bird. The crew stopped the climb at 9000 feet and returned to Naples for a safe landing on runway 24 about 40 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

A passenger said, the crew announced a pigeon had hit an engine.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 3, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-451

Departure
Naples, Italy

Destination
Dublin, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-CPE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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