An Air Malta Airbus A320-200 (9H-AEQ), performing flight KM-780 from Malta IAP (Malta) to Athens (Greece), was on final ILS approach to Athens' RWY 03L when a bird impacted the aircraft. The crew continued for a safe landing on runway 03L.
aircraft could not continue the flight to Sofia (Bulgaria). A
replacement Airbus A320-200 (9H-AEN) positioned to Athens and
continued the flight to Sofia reaching Sofia with a delay of 6:45
The airline confirmed a bird strike on approach to Athens
followed by a normal landing. According to standard procedures the
aircraft needed to be checked out, engineers were flown from Malta to
Athens. To minimize disruptions a replacement aircraft was dispatched to
Athens to continue the flight.
The incident aircraft was able to position back to Malta 11 hours after landing and resumed service.
(Source: avherald.com, 31-Jan-2014)