Easyjet A320 at Inverness on Jun 29th 2017, bird strike

Last Update: June 29, 2017 / 22:49:05 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 29, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-864

Aircraft Registration
G-EZTB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, registration G-EZTB performing flight U2-864 from Inverness,SC to London Gatwick,EN (UK), was climbing out of Inverness' runway 05 when the crew stopped the climb at FL070 after an engine (CFM56) had ingested a bird. The aircraft returned to Inverness for a safe landing on runway 05 about 30 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration G-EZON reached London with a delay of 6 hours.

The airline confirmed a bird strike.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 29, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-864

Aircraft Registration
G-EZTB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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