United Airbus A319 loses airspeed indication after bird hit pitot tube on approach to Dallas

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United Airbus A319 loses airspeed indication after bird hit pitot tube on approach to Dallas

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Post by howie » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:49 am

Date: 01-DEC-2018
Time: 18:05 LT
Type: Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-131
Owner/operator: United Airlines
Registration: N815UA
C/n / msn: 867
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities: 0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW) - United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD)
Destination airport: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW)
Narrative:
United Airlines flight UA2169, an Airbus A319, lost airspeed indication after a bird struck a pitot tube as the aircraft was on final approach to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, USA.

The aircraft aborted the approach to runway 17L and flew a circuit before carrying out a safe landing on the same runway, 16 minutes afterward
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Re: United Airbus A319 loses airspeed indication after bird hit pitot tube on approach to Dallas

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Post by Raffles » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:03 pm

Lucky they have another two pitot tubes.



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