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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Datum:dinsdag 27 maart 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-111
Registratie: G-EZMK
Constructienummer: 2370
Bouwjaar: 2004-12-06 (13 years 4 months)
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B5/P
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 124
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 130
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV) (   Spanje)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV/LELC), Spanje
Vliegveld van aankomst:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
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.

Probable Cause:

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



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Murcia-San Javier Airport en London-Gatwick Airport bedraagt 1478 km (924 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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