Delta Birdstrike in Charlotte

Friday, March 8, 2013
By George Hatcher

At 2 pm on March 7, 2013, Delta Airlines Airbus A320-211 #N314US Flight 130 was just underway from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Detroit when it suffered a bird strike and left a trail of parts on the runway. None of the 130 passengers reported injury.

The flight was towed to the gate.

The flight was cancelled and takeoff aborted.

Passengers disembarked and were provided an alternative flight with a four hour delay.

Emergency services were on the scene, but there was no fire.

Serial number 160
Type 320-211
First flight date 14/01/1991
Test registration F-WWDZ
Plane age 22.1 years
Engines 2 x CFMI CFM56-5A1

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