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Week 30/10/2017

Incident: Arabia A320 at Coimbatore on Oct 29th 2017, bird strike

By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Oct 30th 2017 22:25Z, last updated Monday, Oct 30th 2017 22:25Z


An Air Arabia Airbus A320-200, registration A6-ANA performing flight G9-413 (dep Oct 28th) from Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) to Coimbatore (India) with 106 people on board, was on approach to Coimbatore's runway 23 when a bird impacted the aircraft. The crew continued for a safe landing on runway 23.

Ground observers reported a peacock struck and penetrated the aircraft's left hand wing root fairing.

The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight G9-414 on schedule and remained on the ground for about 17 hours, then was able to depart for flight G9-414 and reached Sharjah with a delay of 16:20 hours.