An American Airlines Airbus A319 encountered two bird strikes moments before landing yesterday.
The Airbus A319-100 with registration N725UW was operating flight AA1625 from Charlotte, NC to Norfolk, VA, United States of America. The aircraft was flaring before landing on runway 05 at Norfolk when 2 birds were ingested into engine 1 (CFM56). After the aircraft was impacted a strange odour could be smelt onboard.
The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 05 a few moments later. Upon landing the aircraft slowed and taxied to the terminal.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commented the Airbus A319 with registration N725UW received damage to the #1 engine (CFM56).