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SWR14E bird strike LSZH

September 9th, 2014 No comments

SWR14E is holding over GIPOL for fuel dump after bird strike on takeoff rwy 16 (cleared VEBIT 3 SIERRA).


During liftoff the A330 had a bird strike with some bigger bird (probably a heron), which was only reported on LSZH DEP frequency (125.950). Listen to what the first officer reported:

LSZH DEP 125.950 1118 UTC:

Due to the missing fuel dump equipment the aircraft was circling for more than 3 hours to burn some fuel before landing on rwy 16 again.

During the whole “incident” the pilots did not declare emergency (squawk 7700), nor “Pan Pan”. The co-Pilot simply reported “vibrations” caused from engine 1 and was busy to omit Cumulus buildups, not shutting down engine 1, as it seemingly has not been damaged.

Here is the full ATC recording between LSZH Controller and LX14E:

ATC transcript LX14E 09SEP2014:

SWR14E: Zurich delivery gruezi wohl das isch Swiss 14E information PAPA Airbus 343 (A330-343X) requesting clearance, negative 28
LSZH DEL: Good afternoon say again the callsign please
SWR14E: It’s Swiss 14E (SWR14E)
LSZH DEL: 14E hello cleared to JFK runway 16 VEBIT3S squawk 3036
SWR14E: copied VEBIT3S on runway 16 to JFK the squawk 3036 and we call you when we are fully ready
LSZH DEL: roger

SWR14E: Delivery the SWR14E is now fully ready
LSZH DEL: SWR14E for startup monitor APRON 121.850 good bye
SWR14E: 121 decimal 850 SWR14E

LSZH APRON NORTH: SWR14E gruezi pushback and startup approved
SWR14E: Pushback startup approved SWR14E gruezi

SWR14E: SWR14E ready for taxi
LSZH APRON NORTH: SWR14E turn left taxi via taxiway JULIET CHARLIE and ECHO to the holding position ECHO2
SWR14E: J C E to hp E2 SWR14E
LSZH APRON NORTH: SWR14E standby on tower 118 decimal 1 schöne Tag
SWR14E: Standby on tower 118.1 SWR14E uf Widerseh

LSZH TWR: SWR14E tower gruezi mitenand behind Airbus lineup runway 16 your departure in eight minutes
SWR14E: Roger SWR14E gruezi wohl behind the Airbus in front lineup 16

LSZH TWR: SWR14E the winds 330 degrees 3 knodts runway 16 cleared takeoff
SWR14E: Cleared for takeoff runway 16 SWR14E

LSZH TWR: SWR14E contact departure ade
SWR14E: to departure SR14E

SWR14E: Zuri departure the SWR14E heavy 2800ft climbing 5000ft
LSZH DEP: SWR14E heavy departure identified climb to FL120
SWR14E: Climb to FL120 SWR14E

SWR14E: Ahh departure SWR14E
LSZH DEP: go ahead
SWR14E: we had a bird strike during takeoff through the engine 1 on the left engine we have vibrations it looked like some kind of a heron rather a big bird and for the moment we are proceeding on the clearance but we might to turn back we have to contact maintainance
LSZH DEP: SWR14E roger thats copied report if you need any assistance or if you prefer to go to a holding
SWR14E: we would like to proceed according to he clearance climb to about 120 and then till then we should should be able to have an indication by maintainance
LSZH DEP: ok very good thats all copied keep me advised and continue as cleared SWR14E
SWR14E: SWR14E and it was just during lifoff maybe you have to inspect the runway
LSZH DEP: we will do the runway inspection

SWR14E: SWR14E go (ahead)
LSZH DEP: do you request to remain on the frequency or for the next one for further climb?
SWR14E: negative further climb for the moment request to maintain FL120 and stay on the frequency I call you back in a minute
LSZH DEP: ok roger

SWR14E: Departure SWR14E request initially direct GIPOL for holding
LSZH DEP: SWR14E roger turn right to GIPOL and hold
SWR14E: right GIPOL and hold SWR14E
LSZH DEP: und zu ihrer Information si haend raecht grossi Vogelteil uf dr Pischte gfunde (for your information they found pretty big remainings of birds on the runway)
SWR14E: si haend raecht grossi Vogelteil uf dr Pischte gfunde danke fuer d’Info (reading back, thanks for info) SWR14E

LSZH DEP: SWR14E contact now final please on 125.325 sind informiert (have been informed)
SWR14E: 125.325 SWR14E danke

SWR14E: Final SWR14E heavy FL120 course GIPOL
LSZH FINAL APP: SWR14E gruezi wohl

SWR14E: SWR14E request right turn to avoid tower cumulus
LSZH FINAL APP: SWR14E thats approved

SWR14E: SWR14E on course GIPOL and hold

SWR14E: and SWR14E fyi we just increased the speed for short while to check engine parameters
LSZH FINAL APP: SWR14E no problem

SWR14E: and Zurich Final from the SWR14E heavy
SWR14E: it looks like that we come back for Zurich the reason is that we had a bird strike after the departure what we do now is hold over GIPOL if possible and we try to get below the max landing mass which takes around an hour or more we have just started calculation and we request to reduce the speed to around 180 to get fuel off to reduce the fuel SWR14E
LSZH FINAL APP: SWR14E that is copied you have no speed restrictions and is FL120 still fine or would you like to descend?
SWR14E: negative request to stay on FL120 SWR14E heavy
LSZH FINAL APP: SWR14E roger all copied

SWR14E: Final SWR14E
LSZH FINAL APP: SWR14E go (ahead)
SWR14E: we had just background noise just thats why I called SWR14 into GIPOL hold FL120

SWR14E: Glatt he?
LSZH FINAL APP: Wie bitte?
SWR14E: Nuet nuet, mir haend wider background noise
LSZH FINAL APP: Wenn’s daenn noed gaht choemmer uf ne anderi Frequaenz waechsle
SWR14E: Nanai scho guet zwuesched dure chunnts eifach aso haemmers wider

SWR14E: SWR14E go ahead
LSZH FINAL APP: Laufet bi oi no beidi Triber oder haend ihr jetz dr eint abgstellt?
SWR14E: Nanai es laufet no beid Triber aso ganz normal mir haend eifach em Engine 1 e höcheri Vibration
LSZH FINAL APP: Ok, danke fuer d’Info
SWR14E: Wie gseit hr haend en Vogel gfunde gaellet uf dr Pischte oder Teili?
LSZH FINAL APP: Mehreri Teili vo Voegel!
SWR14E: Ok, danke
LSZH FINAL APP: Die sind sicher 10 Minute no am putze gsy mit 5 Putzmaschine also ich glaub ihr haend oeppis raechts vewuetscht
SWR14E: Ok, danke fuer d’Info

SWR979 09JUN2013 ATC

June 9th, 2013 No comments

SWR979 arriving from EDDT in swiss airspace.

Source: LiveATC

Swissradar frequency 136.150
[09JUN2013 19:25:08 UTC]
SWR979: … 208 for FL1-7-0
ACC: SWR979 hello identified cleared IBINI RILAX1A
SWR979: Say again SWR979
ACC: Correction of course EMKIL RILAX1A
SWR979: Ah jetz isch klar hä! EMKIL, das ist gerade aus und dann RILAX1A SWR979
ACC: Genau. Sorry

[09JUN2013 19:26:33 UTC]
ACC: SWR979 descend to FL160
SWR979: Descending level 160 any avoid (?) restrictions? SWR979
ACC: Negative

[09JUN2013 19:30:35 UTC]
ACC: SWR979 contact arrival 1-3-1 decimal 1-5-0 good bye
SWR979: 3-1-1-5-0 guet Nacht SWR979

Zurich arrival East frequency 131.150
[09JUN2013 19:32:35 UTC]
SWR979: Arrival guete n’Abig SWR979 Airbus 3-20 with INDIA level 1-5-4 for 1-5-0
ARR: SWR979 Zurich Arrival grüetzi SONGI LAMAX expect ILS approach runway 2-8 reduce to speed 2-1-0 knodts
SWR979: reducing 2-10 SONGI LAMAX SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:33:25 UTC]
ARR: SWR979 proceed to AMIKI and hold
SWR979: AMIKI and hold SWR979 and any delay?
ARR: SWR979 negative expect just one holding pattern
SWR979: ok

[09JUN2013 19:34:12 UTC]
ARR: SWR979 descend to FL 1-4-0
SWR979: Descending now level 1-4-0 SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:34:57 UTC]
ARR: SWR979 descend to FL 1-3-0
SWR979: Descending now 1-3-0 SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:36:46 UTC]
ARR: SWR979 descend to FL 1-2-0
SWR979: Descending now level 1-2-0 SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:37:58 UTC]
ARR: SWR979 descend to FL 1-1-0
SWR979: Descending level 1-1-0 SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:38:40 UTC]
ARR: SWR979 descend to FL 100
SWR979: Descending now level 100 SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:39:23 UTC]
SWR979: SWR979 turning into hold at AMIKI
ARR: SWR979 roger continue left turn heading 2-7-0 confirm left heading 2-7-0 vectoring to the ILS approach runway 2-8 descend to 7000ft QNH 1-0-0-8
SWR979: 1 double-0 8 descending 7000 left left heading 2-7-0 vector 2-8 SWR979
ARR: SWR979 correct expect 4-2 miles touchdown
SWR979: that’s copied

[09JUN2013 19:40:02 UTC]
ARR: SWR979 reduce speed 2-1-0 knodts
SWR979: We had descent SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:42:15 UTC]
ARR: Dee correction SWR979 turn left heading 1-8-0
SWR979: Left heading 1-8-0 SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:42:47 UTC]
ARR: SWR979 contact final 1-2-5 descimal 3-2-5 good bye
SWR979: Bye bye SWR979 good night

Zurich final frequency 125.325
[09JUN2013 19:43:07 UTC]
SWR979: Final guete n’Abig SWR979
APP: Ah! SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:44:10 UTC]
APP: SWR979 descend to 6000ft
SWR979: Descending 6000 SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:44:44 UTC]
APP: SWR979 right 2-1-0 descend to 5000ft
SWR979: Heading 2-1-0 descending 5000 SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:45:17 UTC]
APP: SWR979 reduce to 1-8-0 knodts
SWR979: Reducing speed 1-80 SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:45:35 UTC]
APP: SWR979 right 2-5-0 cleared ILS 2-8
SWR979: Right 2-5-0 cleared ILS 2-8 call you SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:46:53 UTC]
SWR979: SWR979 established ILS 2-8
APP: SWR979 thank you reduce to 1-6-0 knodts
SWR979: Reducing 1-6 this is 979

[09JUN2013 19:48:12 UTC]
APP: SWR979 tower 18-1 bye!
SWR979: Byebye guet Nacht, SWR979
APP: Thank you

Zurich tower frequency 118.100
[09JUN2013 19:48:19 UTC]
SWR979: Tower guete n’Abig Swiss 4 and a half miles 2-8. 979 4 and a half miles ILS 2-8
TWR: SWR979 hello

[09JUN2013 19:49:06 UTC]
TWR: SWR979 wind 0-1-0 degrees 3 knodts runway 2-8 cleared to land
SWR979: Cleared to land 2-8 SWR979

[09JUN2013 19:49:22 UTC]
SWR979: Is 1-6 available for SWR979?
TWR: Affirm
SWR979: Merci

[09JUN2013 19:50:36 UTC]
TWR: SWR979 Apron 1-2-1-7-5 guet Nacht
SWR979: 1-2-1-7-5 gute Nacht SWR979

Zurich Apron south frequency 121.750
[09JUN2013 19:51:00 UTC]
SWR979: Apron guten Abend SWR979 on ECHO
GND: SWR979 guete n’Abig turn second left into the INNER stand ALPHA 1-7
SWR979: INNER ALPHA 1-7 SWR979 schönen Abend
GND: Glychfalls

SWR35R emergency LSGG (lost pressurisation)

March 24th, 2013 No comments

On 24th of March at 1530Z, the SWR35R from EGLC (London City) to LSGG (Geneva) declared PAN PAN (squawk 7700) and landed safely, accompanied by the fire brigade with the callsign SATURNE.

The PAN PAN situation caused quite a bit of troubles for other aircrafts that were sent into holding.

ATC transcript:

Source: LiveATC

[24032013 15:17:03 UTC]
SWR35R: (unreadable)
LSGG APP: Swiss 35 ROMEO roger copied maintain FL100 and report seven …
SWR35R: (unreadable)

[24032013 15:17:54 UTC]
LSGG APP: Swiss 35 ROMEO will you have to shorten the approach?
SWR35R: (unreadable)
LSGG APP: Swiss 35 ROMEO turn right heading 180
SWR35R: (unreadable)

(The ATC sends other aircraft into the holding pattern PAS VOR FL100)

LSGG APP: Easy 915 ALPHA proceed to PAPA ALPHA SIERRA VOR to hold descend FL100
EZY915: PAPA ALPHA SIERRA hold descending FL100 Easy 915
LSGG APP: Air France 2342 start descend FL 140 proceed PAPA ALPHA SIERRA to hold
AFR2342: We descend FL 140 and descend PAPA ALPHA SIERRA to hold


LSGG APP: Easy 294 TANGO proceed direct PAPA ALPHA SIERRA to hold
EZY294T: PAPA ALPHA SIERRA to hold, Easy 294 TANGO what is the approach time?
LSGG APP: expect about twenty minutes delay
EZY294T: ah!


AFR2343: Airfrance 2342 can we reduce speed?


[24032013 15:20:03 UTC]
SWR35R: (unreadable)
LSGG APP: Swiss 35 ROMEO sorry I don’t understand, descend to FL80 if you want
SWR35R: (unreadable) … lost pressurisation
LSGG APP: Roger I understand you lost pressurisation then I understand you declare PAN PAN situation
SWR35R: affirm


[24032013 15:21:41 UTC]
BAW731: Speedbird 731, are there any shortcuts this afternoon?
LSGG DEP: say again please.
BAW731: Any shortcuts at all this afternoon, Speedbird 731
LSGG DEP: Due to emergency follow standard departure
BAW731: Roger thanks Speedbird 731

(other chatter)

[24032013 15:23:42 UTC]
LSGG APP: Swiss 35 ROMEO descend 6000ft QNH 1003
SWR35R: descending to 6000ft 1003 Swiss 35 ROMEO
LSGG APP: Roger and I need your number of persons on board and eh weather you have dangerous goods or not
SWR35R: No dangerous goods and 93 passengers plus 4 crew total 97 passengers
LSGG APP: Roger I understand 97 of total and no dangerous goods thank you
SWR35R: Thank you


(due to the PAN PAN situation Easyjet 294T from Brindisi diverts to Lyon)
EZY294T: Easy 294 TANGO we need to divert to Lyon.


[24032013 15:24:58 UTC]
LSGG APP: Swiss 35 ROMEO turn left heading 080 intercept ILS 05 sector approach report established
SWR35R (female voice this time. co-pilot?): (…) ILS approach 05 report established Swiss 35 ROMEO
LSGG APP: Easy 294 TANGO continue heading
EZY294T: continue present heading Easy 294 TANGO
EZY294T: Easy 294 TANGO what number are we?
LSGG APP: 294 TANGO you are number six, can you make about 60 miles?
EZY294T: standby


EZY294T: Easy 294 TANGO negative, we need to divert to Lyon
LSGG APP: Easy 294 TANGO turn left heading 320
EZY294T: left heading 320 Easy 294 TANGO
LSGG APP: Easy 294 TANGO contact final 120 decimal 3
EZY294T: 120 3 Easy 294 TANGO
AFR2332: Airfrance 2342 you have an estimate approach time?
LSGG DEP: Swiss radar 134 025 au revoir
685: Heading 134 025 Jean-Marc(?) 685 bye bye


[24032013 15:27:11 UTC]
SWR35R: Swiss 35 ROMEO established ILS 05
LSGG APP: Airfrance 2342 approach time 5-0
AFR2332: Approach time 5-0 it will not be ok for us so we eh standby
EZY915A: Easy 915 ALPHA you gonna have an ETA for us, we got a 5 minute holding
LSGG APP: Easy 915 ALPHA roger eh standby


[24032013 15:28:54 UTC]
LSGG APP: Ok I understood Swiss 35 ROMEO wind 040 at 7 knots runway 05 cleared to land
SWR35R: (out of range)

(Now some of the holding aircraft are running out of fuel…)

[24032013 15:29:16 UTC]
AFR2342: Airfrance 2342 eh we need to divert at 4-6 I can give you not not more to you
LSGG APP: ok understood expect approach time at 46 eh 2342. Malheureusement l’avion va se staibiliser sur la piste donc eh à mon avis va s’echapper avant vous mais du coup eh elle circule je vous tien au courant de l’evolution de la situation.
AFR2342: Recu non mais c’est moindre doutte vous nous dites en par avant, hein?
LSGG APP: compris
LSGG APP: Easy 915 ALPHA expect approach time at 4-0 for the time being but the traffic in PAN PAN situation will stabilise on the runway so expect maybe more than that due to more traffic on short time
EZY519A: Ok, fortunately we have another two minutes Easy 915 ALPHA we would due then requesting and be honored to divert to Lyon
LSGG APP: Say again, you want to divert to Lyon? confirm
EZY519A: In two minutes if you eh, if there is no improve Easy 915 ALPHA
LSGG APP: Ok I call you in two minutes.
EZY915A: Thanks
LSGG APP: 1310 expect estimate at 3-8
1310: Roger
LSGG APP: And 365 your expect estimate time is 4-0
265: That’s copied we have for around 9 minutes left 265
LSGG APP: Thank you

[24032013 15:31:59 UTC]
LSGG APP: 35 R when you have time monitor 118-7 (LSGG Tower frequency)

LSGG APP: Ok, understood thank you bye bye
LSGG APP: 131 turn right heading 260
131: Right heading 2-6-0 for your information, we are able to hold about 20 minutes if you like to give the priority to another aircraft for the landing
LSGG APP: Say again, sorry
131: For your information, we are able to maintain the holding for another 20 minutes if you like to give the priority to another aircraft
LSGG APP: Oh that is very kind, thank you

[24032013 15:33:21 UTC]
LSGG APP: And for all the stations runway is now vacated expect approach in a few minutes

SWR35R 7700 LSGG rwy05SWR35R 7700 LSGG SATURNE

… meanwhile other planes were sent into a holding pattern.

EZY915A hold LSGG AFR2342 hold LSGG

Meanwhile the notification by the office for flight surveillance has been published.
Source: BFU