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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229476
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Date:29-SEP-2019
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:Aer Lingus
Registration: EI-DVN
C/n / msn: 4715
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Belfast City Airport (BHD/EGAC) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belfast City Airport (BHD/EGAC)
Destination airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Narrative:
A flight from Belfast to London has been forced to turn back after colliding with a flock of birds. Aer Lingus flight EI930 took off from Belfast City Airport at around 9.30am and was making its way towards London Heathrow when the collision took place. The airplane was forced to circle around the coast for a period before landing at Belfast International Airport. It had originally been scheduled to land in London shortly before 11am.

A spokesman for the airline told Belfast Live: “Aer Lingus flight EI930, 29th September from Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow, was required to turn back when the aircraft experienced a bird strike shortly after take-off. The aircraft landed safely at Belfast International Airport and all guests and crew safely disembarked.

“Guests are being re-accommodated on the next available flights from Belfast City Airport and Dublin to London Heathrow today and are being provided surface transport from Belfast International Airport to either Belfast City Airport or Dublin.

Subsequently return flight EI931 from London Heathrow to Belfast City Airport has been cancelled. Those guests will be re-accommodated on flights to both Belfast and Dublin today, with ground transportation provided as needed.

Sources:

1. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/belfast-to-london-flight-forced-to-turn-back-after-colliding-with-birds-38544587.html
2. https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/aer-lingus-flight-turns-back-17001483
3. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ei-dvn#2249135a .


Images:

Photo of EI-DVN courtesy AirHistory.net


Dublin (EIDW / DUB)
3 January 2020; (c) Gerry Barron

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Sep-2019 14:41 Umph Added
29-Sep-2019 14:43 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2019 19:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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