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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175920
Last updated: 14 January 2021
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Date:05-MAY-2015
Time:04:50z
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:Vueling
Registration: EC-MAO
C/n / msn: 6081
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:LIMJ Genova Sestri -   Italy
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:LIMJ
Destination airport:LIRF
Narrative:
An Airbus A320, flight VY6281 suffered a birdstrike on the left engine just after reaching V1. Takeoff was continued, with very loud noise and vibrations coming from the left engine, and emergency was declared.
After reaching about 4000 ft the aircraft turned east to join the ILS 28 at about 12 NM from runway, and a single engine approach and landing was performed without any probleems. No passenger announcement was made until taxi back, due to the very loud cabin noise that continued for the whole flight. Aircraft currently AOG in Genova.

Sources:

I was onboard.
https://www.flightradar24.com//data/flights/vy6281/#62d209b


Images:

Photo of EC-MAO courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Gatwick (EGKK / LGW)
28 December 2017; (c) Dean Gibbs

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-May-2015 07:13 Longaret Added
05-May-2015 07:15 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Total occupants, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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