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easyJet Suffers Bird Strike On First Day Of Brandenburg’s New Runway

November 05, 2020 / Tom Boon

An easyJet Airbus A320 yesterday returned to Berlin Brandenburg Airport following a bird strike. The incident is possibly the first of its type for an aircraft departing from runway 25L, as the runway was only opened yesterday morning.
While a great degree of control is exerted on the air space around airports, there is one thing that is slightly more difficult to control. Mother Nature. After all, birds don’t realize the potential impact of flying in the vicinity of jet engines. However, when a collision does happen, it can mean a precautionary return to the airport of origin. After all, we all know the story of Captain Sully.