Bird strike Incident Airbus A320-212 9Q-CAT ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173172
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Date:Thursday 8 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-212
Owner/operator:Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation - CAA
Registration: 9Q-CAT
MSN: 189
Year of manufacture:1991
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5A3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 126
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI/FZIC) -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI/FZIC)
Destination airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA)
Investigating agency: BPEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
CAA flight 441 took off from runway 13 at Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport. Reaching the rotation speed, the crew suddenly heard a strange noise in the engine # 1. Takeoff was continued and the A320 climbed to 4000 feet. The plane then returned for an emergency landing 15 minutes later.

Probable Causes: Environmental factor
Bird presence on the runway and close to Bangboka Airport in Kisangani due to lack of birds scaring devices.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BPEA
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
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Revision history:

21-Jan-2015 19:37 harro Added
16-Jan-2016 20:49 harro Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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