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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223404
Last updated: 9 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N452UA
MSN: 955
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 145
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR)
Destination airport:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN)
An Airbus A320-200 aircraft operated by United Airlines, was conducting flight UA545 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Denver Intl (KDEN), CO with 5 crew members and 140 passengers on board. During the departure off Runway 26L at CYVR, the aircraft experienced
multiple bird strikes. The flight crew subsequently declared an emergency, and requested a return to CYVR. The aircraft landed without further incident on runway 26R with ARFF standing by, and the aircraft taxied to the gate under its own power. Runway 26L was closed for 15 minutes for cleanup.
The operatorís maintenance found that several ducks hit the left side of the fuselage. An inspection found 5 damaged blades on the number 1 turbo-fan engine (International Aero Engines V2500 series). These blades were in the low pressure compressor section of the engine, and there was evidence of tip curl or missing tips on these blades. The blade damage warranted an engine replacement.
The aircraft resumed service on 22 March 2019.

TSB A19P0037


Photo of N452UA courtesy

Las Vegas - McCarran International (KLAS / LAS)
5 November 2008; (c) Gerhard Plomitzer

Revision history:

23-Mar-2019 08:08 harro Added

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