Avianca A320 at Bogota on May 16th 2017, suspected bird strike

Last Update: May 17, 2017 / 21:41:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-44

Aircraft Registration
N728AV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Avianca Airbus A320-200, registration N728AV performing flight AV-44 from Bogota (Colombia) to Mexico City (Mexico), departed Bogota's runway 13L and was climbing out when the crew suspected a bird strike. In the absence of any abnormal indications the crew decided to continue the flight for a safe landing in Mexico City about 4:10 hours later.

An inspection revealed damage to one of the engines (CFM56). The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight AV-45, which was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Mexico City about 37 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-44

Aircraft Registration
N728AV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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