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Last updated: 16 June 2021
Status:- (Geen officieel onderzoek)
Datum:dinsdag 10 mei 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-211
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Airlines
Registratie: N189UW
Constructienummer: 1425
Bouwjaar: 2001-01-19 (15 years 4 months)
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B3/P
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), Verenigde Staten
American Airlines flight 423 returned to land at Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX) following a bird strike on departure. The aircraft, an Airbus A321-211, took off from runway 25R at 01:17 hours local time, bound for Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT). About 01:22 the flight contacted the Phoenix Departure controller, stating: "we just took a large bird strike". The flight crew decided to return to Phoenix Airport and received radar vectors back to the airport.
The aircraft was cleared for an approach and landing on runway 25R. An uneventful landing was carried out about 01:28.
According to the FAA there was substantial damage to the fuselage under the windshield. The FAA classified the event as an accident.
The aircraft was repaired and back in service on May 14.



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ en Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC bedraagt 2830 km (1769 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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