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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17691
Last updated: 18 July 2020
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Date:04-MAY-2008
Time:10:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:Easyjet
Registration: G-TTOD
C/n / msn: 1723
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Approaching Gibraltar -   Gibraltar
Phase: Approach
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Destination airport:GIB
Narrative:
EZY8901 London Gatwick to Gibraltar Sunday 4th May 2008

On final approach to Gibraltar runway 09 the aircraft suffered multiple bird-strikes. The landing proceeded safely and the flight arrived five minutes ahead of schedule. The damage was apparently minor and the structural integrity was seemingly not compromised, but an engineer was required to ascertain this and sign the aircraft off as airworthy. However, the nearest one was located in Malaga - approximately 140km away across the border in Spain...

After driving from Malaga, the engineer determined the aircraft was safe to fly, and the return leg to LGW departed 2 hours 45 minutes late at 15:50 local time.

Sources:

Myself - passenger on the return leg.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-May-2008 01:13 Cushman Added
03-Jul-2016 17:36 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Narrative]

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