Incident: Sichuan A319 near Chongqing on Apr 27th 2012, bird strike
|By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Apr 29th 2012 13:39Z, last updated Sunday, Apr 29th 2012 13:39Z|
A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319-100, flight 3U-8515 from Chongqing to Beijing (China), was climbing through about 6900 feet out of Chongqing when a bird impacted the right hand windshield causing the outer pane to crack. The crew stopped the climb and decided return to Chongqing. The aircraft entered a holding to burn off fuel and landed safely about one hour after departure.
A replacement aircraft reached Beijing with a delay of 3 hours
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