Iberia Express A320 at Santa Cruz de la Palma on Jun 25th 2017, flock of birds

Last Update: June 26, 2017 / 21:47:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 25, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
IB-3843

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-ILQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Iberia Express Airbus A320-200, registration EC-ILQ performing flight IB-3843 from Santa Cruz de la Palma,CI to Madrid,SP (Spain), departed Santa Cruz de la Palma's runway 01 when the left hand engine (CFM56) ingested a number of birds. The aircraft continued takeoff and climbed out, the crew stopped the climb at FL110 and decided to divert to Las Palmas,CI (Spain), where the aircraft landed safely on runway 03L about 45 minutes after departure.

A ground observer at Santa Cruz de la Palma became aware of the aircraft just as it became airborne and reported the engine sound of the aircraft had changed, the aircraft sounded like a turbo prop instead of a jet.

The airline reported the aircraft encountered a flock of birds and diverted to Las Palmas for technical reasons. The engines are being overhauled. The passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Las Palmas about 30 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 25, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
IB-3843

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-ILQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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