Transavia Airbus A321neo Damaged in Faro, Portugal

Transavia Airbus A321neo Damaged in Faro, Portugal
Photo Credit: @MennoSwart via X

A Transavia Airbus A321neo was damaged in Faro, Portugal earlier tonight due to a bird strike incident on the aircraft.

Incident: Transavia Airbus A321neo Damaged in Faro, Portugal…


Transavia Airbus A321neo Damaged in Faro, Portugal
Photo Credit: @MennoSwart via X
Transavia Airbus A321neo Damaged in Faro, Portugal
Photo Credit: @MennoSwart via X
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PH-YHZ is the first Airbus A321neo for Transavia, having been delivered brand new to the carrier back in December 2023.

The aircraft operated flight HV5355 between Amsterdam Schiphol and Faro, with the aircraft landing safely during this incident into the Portuguese airport.

PH-YHZ has only been operating commercial flights for a few weeks currently, with the return flight cancelled as a result of this incident involving a bird strike.

It is unclear when the aircraft will be cleared back into commercial service, as the damage will need to be assessed and repaired before being airworthy again.

This is of course not the way Transavia wanted to start their Airbus A321neo operations, but the aircraft will no doubt be fixed in due course.

As you can see from the images above, the nose radome has been damaged due to the bird strike incident in Faro.

PH-YHZ was due to depart around an hour ago at the time of writing (2040 UK time), and it’s clear that it won’t be going anywhere as a result.

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