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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Airbus Updates No.111

Incident: PAL A320 at Zamboanga on Mar 9th 2011, runway excursion during line up

By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Mar 9th 2011 08:35Z, last updated Wednesday, Mar 9th 2011 08:35Z
A PAL Philippines Airlines Airbus A320-200, flight PR-124 from Zamboanga to Manila (Philippines) with 98 passengers and 6 crew, was backtracking runway 09 for departure and was maneouvering towards the left edge of the runway to turn around to line up for takeoff when the left main wheels departed the paved surface of the runway and got stuck in soft ground around 07:00L (23:00Z Mar 8th). The airplane was disabled, the passengers disembarked onto the runway via mobile stairs, the airport was closed.

Incident: Jet Airways A332 near Ankara on Mar 7th 2011, engine shut down in flight

By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Mar 9th 2011 08:53Z, last updated Wednesday, Mar 9th 2011 08:53Z
A Jet Airways Airbus A330-200, registration VT-JWK performing flight 9W-226 from Chennai (India) to Brussels (Belgium) with 218 passengers, was enroute at FL360 over the Black Sea when the crew needed to shut an engine down and decided to divert to Ankara (Turkey) for a safe landing.

Following checks and repairs the airplane was able to continue the flight and reached Brussels with a delay of 7 hours.

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