Accident Airbus A319-111 G-EZMK, Tuesday 27 March 2018
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Date:Tuesday 27 March 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A319-111
Registration: G-EZMK
MSN: 2370
Year of manufacture:2004
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5B5/P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 130
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV) -   Spain
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV/LELC)
Destination airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
EasyJet flight 8552, an Airbus A319, aborted the takeoff from runway 23L at Murcia-San Javier Airport, Spain, after suffering a bird strike. Birds (reportedly seagulls) were ingested in both engines. Consequently the aircraft was not able to leave the runway after having come to a stop. The runway was closed for 90 minutes to allow the aircraft to be towed to the platform.
The aircraft was grounded pending repairs. The passengers continued to London-Gatwick on a replacement aircraft.

Repairs were completed and the aircraft was ferried to London-Gatwick on April 10, 2018.

Because the accident occurred on an airport owned by Spanish Air Force, the accident investigation report was not made public.



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