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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Airbus Updates No.251

Incident: Meridiana A320 near Ancona on May 29th 2011, loss of cabin pressure

By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, May 30th 2011 16:43Z, last updated Monday, May 30th 2011 16:43Z
A Meridiana Airbus A320-200, registration I-EEZF performing flight IG-2129 from Rhodes (Greece) to Bologna (Italy) with 166 people on board, was enroute at FL380 over the Adriatic Sea when the crew needed to initiate an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure. The passenger oxygen masks were released during the descent. The aircraft diverted to Ancona (Italy) for a safe landing.

The passengers were bussed to Bologna.

Incident: Air France A320 at Athens on May 30th 2011, bird strike
By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, May 30th 2011 17:02Z, last updated Monday, May 30th 2011 17:02Z
An Air France Airbus A320-200, registration F-GKXA performing flight AF-1533 from Athens (Greece) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 152 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing through 4000 feet out of Athens when the crew reported a sea gull had impacted the left hand engine (CFM56) during rotation but there was no engine failure and asked whether debris had been found on the runway. The crew requested to level off at FL100, then reported some abnormal engine parameters and vibration of the engine and decided to return to Athens. Athens reported a sea gull in multiple large pieces was recovered from the departure runway. The airplane burned fuel overhead Egina and landed safely on Athens' runway 03R about 30 minutes after departure.

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