By Simon Hradecky, via  The Aviation Herald

A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, registration N571JB performing flight B6-1751 from Fort Lauderdale, FL (USA) to San Juan (Puerto Rico) with 151 people on board, was climbing through 2000 feet out of Fort Lauderdale’s runway 09L when the crew reported they had a bird strike at about a 1000 feet just past the departure end of the runway and wanted to return to Fort Lauderdale but did not need assistance/priority. After working the checklists, about 5 minutes after leveling off, the crew declared emergency as a precaution. A runway inspection found no debris. The aircraft landed safely on Fort Lauderdale’s runway 09L about 25 minutes after departure.

A postflight inspection revealed the right hand engine (V2527) had ingested a bird.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration N569JB reached San Juan with a delay of about 2.5 hours.


Full story and comments, here.

Another bird strike incident occurred on the same day:

Also reported by Simon Hradecky, via The Aviation Herald

A United Airbus A320-200, registration N425UA performing flight UA-380 from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Cleveland, OH (USA), was on approach to Cleveland’s runway 24R when the aircraft took a bird impact at the right hand side. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 24R.

The FAA reported the aircraft received damage to the #2 engine (V2527), right hand wing and flaps.


Full story, here.

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