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Report of easyJet birdstrike accident at Murcia, Spain, not to be published
23 October 2019

Spanish investigators have finished the investigation into a bird strike accident at Murcia, but will not publish the final report because the accident happened at an airport owned by the air force.

The accident occurred on March 27, 2018, when an easyJet Airbus A319 aborted the takeoff at Murcia-San Javier Airport, Spain, after suffering a bird strike. Birds (reportedly seagulls) were ingested in both engines. Since Murcia Airport is owned by the Spanish Air Force, a joint civil-military investigation was carried out by the CIAIAC (civil) and CITAAM (military).

The CIAIAC reported on its website that the investigation has been completed, however: “taking into account the characteristics of the treatment of information in the military field and the obligations to inform the parties in the civilian field, it has been agreed that the publication and public dissemination of the Final Report will be restricted.”


EasyJet Airbus A319 G-EZMK (photo: Anna Zvereva / CC:by-sa)

EasyJet Airbus A319 G-EZMK (photo: Anna Zvereva / CC:by-sa)

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