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Rejected takeoff

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.

An Airbus A320, with 182 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating for takeoff along the runway at high speed, when a loud bang was heard. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

According to a passenger, the crew announced they had suffered a bird strike and rejected takeoff at about 200kph.

The flight was subsequently cancelled due to the aircraft being inoperative, and the passengers were rebooked onto a later flight.

Maintenance examined the aircraft but did not find any damage to the engines.