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Monday, 28 February 2011

Airbus Updates No.90/11

Incident: Air France A319 at Athens on Feb 25th 2011, bird strike

By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Feb 27th 2011 15:18Z, last updated Sunday, Feb 27th 2011 15:18Z
An Air France Airbus A319-100, registration F-GRHO performing flight AF-2333 from Athens (Greece) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 113 people on board, had departed Athen's runway 03R when the crew reported a bird strike had occurred during the takeoff roll. The crew levelled off at 8000 feet and returned to Athens for a safe landing on runway 03L about 30 minutes after departure.

The airplane was able to depart again and reached Paris with a delay of 2 hours.
Airbus A319-111 aircraft picture

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