Bird strike Serious incident Airbus A340-313 F-GLZO, Sunday 4 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 4 November 2018
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A340-313
Owner/operator:Joon
Registration: F-GLZO
MSN: 246
Year of manufacture:1998
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5C4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Mahe Island-Seychelles International Airport (SEZ/FSIA) -   Seychelles
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Mahe Island-Seychelles International Airport (SEZ/FSIA)
Destination airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
Immediately after takeoff, the flight crew of flight AF247 began to notice vibration from engine no. 3 increasing. This required them to decrease the power setting for that engine and return to Seychelles International Airport. The aircraft landed without further incident at 05:57 UTC. Four fan blades were damaged, suspected from the impact with a bird.

Sources:

https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/incident-grave-de-lairbus-a340-immatricule-f-glzo-et-exploite-par-air-france-survenu-le-04112018/

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 August 2017 F-GLZO Air France 0 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO) non
Windshear/downdraft

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Nov-2018 20:49 harro Added
03-Jun-2022 06:42 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
09-Jul-2024 12:25 ASN Updated [Category]

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