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Friday, 4 March 2011

Airbus Updates No.100/11

Incident: Mahan A313 at Shiraz on Mar 2nd 2011, bird strike

By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Mar 3rd 2011 13:38Z, last updated Thursday, Mar 3rd 2011 13:38Z
A Mahan Air Airbus A310-300, registration EP-MNP performing flight W5-1088 from Shiraz to Tehran Mehrabad (Iran), was climbing out of Shiraz when the right hand engine (CF6) ingested a bird. The crew needed to shut the engine down and returned to Shiraz for a safe landing about 30 minutes after departure.

 
Incident: LAN A318 near Santiago on Mar 3rd 2011, smoke in cabin
By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Mar 3rd 2011 13:55Z, last updated Thursday, Mar 3rd 2011 13:55Z
A LAN Airbus A318-100, flight LU-300 from Santiago to La Serena (Chile) with 125 people on board, was climbing out of Santiago, when passengers observed a strong burning smell soon followed by visible smoke in the cabin. The crew returned to Santiago for a safe landing about 10 minutes after departure.

A replacement aircraft departed about 2 hours after landing.

Incident: British Airways A319 near Amsterdam on Mar 3rd 2011, engine problem

By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Mar 3rd 2011 19:37Z, last updated Thursday, Mar 3rd 2011 19:37Z
A British Airways Airbus A319-100, registration G-EUOH performing flight BA-990 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Berlin Tegel (Germany), was enroute at FL390 about 160nm eastnortheast of London almost above Amsterdam (Netherlands) about 25 minutes into the flight when the crew decided to return to London due to a minor technical issue with the right hand engine (V2522). The aircraft landed safely on Heathrow's runway 09L on both engines about 45 minutes later.

A replacement Airbus A319-100 registration G-EUOD reached Berlin with a delay of 3 hours.

A passenger reported that the captain announced a small technical defect while returning to London. After landing the captain indicated he received advisory from company maintenance to return to London due to some variable stator vane anomaly received from the engine monitoring via ACARS. The captain recalled that the right hand engine had accelerated slower for takeoff than the left hand engine.




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