On April 27th, a Ryanair flight from Faro (Portugal) to Eindhoven (Netherlands) was interrupted when the crew received low oil pressure indication from the right-hand engine. They shut the engine down and landed in Paris Beauvais 45 minutes later.
On the same day, a British Airways Airbus A321-200N on a flight from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni experienced bird strike while landing. This did not affect that flight. However, the necessary replacements to the nose cone were not finished in time for the return flight the next morning. The plane took off about 5 hours late and landed in London with a delay of 4 hours and 40 minutes. Unfortunately, the “bird-impact” aspect makes this unclaimable.
On the same day, an Austrian Airlines flight from Vienna to Venice was about to enter Slovenian airspace, a technical problem made them turn back to Vienna. A replacement plane took the passengers to Venice with a delay of 2,5 hours. The delay was shorter than 3 hours and, thus, not claimable.
On the 29th, an El Al plane en-route to Warsaw was forced to turn back to Tel Aviv due to a low oil pressure indication in their right-hand engine. A replacement plane reached Warsaw with a delay of 7,5 hours.
On Wednesday, a Wizzair Airbus A321-200 was taking off from Bucharest Otopeni for a flight to Brussels Charleroi when the crew reported a bird strike, followed by the loss of weather radar function. The plane returned to Otopeni. A replacement plane took the passengers to Brussels with a delay of 4 hours. However, birdstrike spoils the chances of claiming compensation yet again.
On May 2nd (or “Thursday”), a KLM plane reported birdstrike when taking off for a flight from Amsterdam to Brussels. While the ground crew found nothing, the crew reported seeing a lot of blood on the cockpit windows. The plane landed back in Amsterdam and a replacement was organized. It landed in Brussels with a delay of 90 minutes.