Virgin America A320 at New York on Nov 24th 2013, bird strike


A Virgin America Airbus A320-200, registration N640VA performing flight VX-220 from San Francisco,CA to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 153 people on board, was on approach to JFK Airport approximate on the base leg at about 2000 feet when the crew declared emergency reporting they hit a bird, the airplane was flying fine but they had some smoking smell on board. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 31L, vacated the runway onto the parallel taxiway and stopped requesting emergency services to take a look at them, they still had a "pretty good smoking smell" on board, subsequently advising emergency services they still had a "nice smoking smell" entering the cockpit. Emergency services reported damage to the right hand engine's (CFM56) cowling and requested the engine to be shut down for further examination. The aircraft subsequently was cleared to continue taxi to the apron.

The FAA reported the aircraft received damage to the engine cowl and gear door as result of a bird strike.
Źródło: avherald
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