On May 18th, a LATAM Brasil Boeing 767 had to return to Recife after takeoff due to engine vibrations. The aircraft was on its initial climb out when the plane suffered a suspected birdstrike causing the incident. The aircraft then safely returned to Recife.
LATAM Brasil 767 suffers engine vibrations
Flight JJ4779 is a regularly scheduled commercial flight from Recife Airport to Sao Paulo– Guarulhos. LATAM Airlines Brasil generally operates a Boeing 767-300 on the three-hour route. Although, sometimes, an A321 flies the route.
However, on May 18th, the aircraft flying that route suffered engine vibrations shortly after takeoff, as reported in the Aviation Herald. On the climb out, the crew faced excessive vibrations on the right-hand engine. The pilots then decided to return to Recife. About 25 minutes after takeoff, the aircraft was back on the ground. It is suspected that a bird strike caused the vibrations.
LATAM then canceled the flight and posted this message on its website for JJ4779: