AirAsia A330 Bird Strike over the Gold Coast, Australia

An AirAsia flight from Gold Coast to Kuala Lumpur suffered a Bird Strike shortly after takeoff and passengers apparently saw sparks coming from the engine. The aircraft diverted to Brisbane where it still is now. Not good for AirAsia especially after the drama in Perth
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Atleast nobody was hurt! :)

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Yep, that is always a good thing!

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Oh no! Poor bird(s).

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They found the dead birds on the runway afterwards :(

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It’s a bad thing for Rolls Royce as well. Every single one of the Airbus planes that have been involved in accidents these past few years have all had Rolls Royce engines.

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Insert sad piano music and gentle voiceover

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RIP birds. Who cares about the plane.

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Yes the birds are all that matter jk

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True. In most birdstrikes no one cares about the birds< just the people 🙄

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If I could I would…

Can we not blame Rolls Royce for everything? They don’t control what does and doesn’t fly into their engines.

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I´m glad nobody was hurt. It could´ve been worse.

Bird strikes are a minority of the engine issues.

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But how would RR be responsible for some dumb bird flying into an engine? If it got sucked into a GE engine or P&W, those engines will fail too. Implying blame on RR is a little irresponsible don’t you think?

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Let’s stop digressing, I never implied it was Rolls Royce’s fault, that was your perception.

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Some news stations were saying AirAsia is at fault and AirAsia has bad luck with their A330s etc. Sure, AirAsia hasn’t been in much luck with their A330s recently, but this was coincidental. Lucky everything is ok.

You don’t need to justify Rolls Royce in every single A330 engine incident topic. And because this was a bird strike, why would @bensonb accuse Rolls Royce of this incident? It’s true Rolls Royce’s Trent 700s (and some 900s) have been mucking up recently, but that has nothing to do with this topic.

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Is it a dumb thing to say that they should actually take this into account when they build airplane engines. So that birds don’t cause this much damage? But I assume they don’t know how.

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I believe Bird Strike is a common thing. It can happen to any aircraft and any airline no matter what airline it is or what engines they use. You can’t stop bird strikes because that’s how the nature works. Just my $0.02 cents

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