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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Airbus Updates No.274

Incident: Singapore A388 at Hong Kong on Jun 5th 2011, could not fully retract gear

By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Jun 5th 2011 22:59Z, last updated Sunday, Jun 5th 2011 23:06Z
A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration 9V-SKF performing flight SQ-861 from Hong Kong (China) to Singapore (Singapore), was climbing out of Hong Kong's runway 25L when the crew could not fully retract the landing gear. The crew levelled off at 5000 feet and decided to return to Hong Kong for a safe landing on runway 25R about 40 minutes after departure.

Singapore Airlines confirmed gear problems reporting the aircraft carried about 400 passengers, who are now being rebooked onto other flights. Engineers are examining the aircraft.

Incident: GoAir A320 at Delhi on Jun 6th 2011, cargo fire indication
By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Jun 6th 2011 10:28Z, last updated Monday, Jun 6th 2011 10:28Z
A GoAir Airbus A320-200, registration VT-WAM performing flight G8-201 from Delhi to Bangalore (India) with 165 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Delhi when the crew received a cargo fire indication and decided to return to Delhi for a safe landing about 18 minutes after departure. Attending emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke.

The airline suspects a faulty sensor as cause of the indication.

Incident: Aeroflot A319 at Moscow on Jun 5th 2011, engine shut down automatically
By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Jun 6th 2011 10:53Z, last updated Monday, Jun 6th 2011 10:53Z
An Aeroflot Airbus A319-100, registration VP-BWL performing flight SU-171 from Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) to Sofia (Bulgaria), was climbing out of Sheremetyevo's runway 25R when the left hand engine (CFM56) shut down automatically. The crew levelled off at 1100 meters and returned to Moscow for a safe landing on Sheremetyevo's runway 25R about 25 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration VP-BKC reached Sofia with a delay of 5 hours.

Incident: Vladivostok A333 at Moscow on Jun 6th 2011, impacted fence short of runway

By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Jun 6th 2011 17:50Z, last updated Monday, Jun 6th 2011 17:50Z
A Vladivostok Avia Airbus A330-300, registration VQ-BEU performing flight XF-459 from Vladivostok to Moscow Vnukovo (Russia) with 294 passengers, was on approach to Vnukovo's runway 01, the threshold of which is currently displaced by 1030 meters due to works, but got too low so that the gear impacted a fence separating the construction zone from the runway zone. The airplane subsequently touched down and rolled out safely. After the aircraft arrived at the gate, minor damage to nose and main landing gear was spotted by ground staff.

Rosaviatsia (Russia's Civil Aviation Authority) confirmed the crew descended prematurely causing the wheels of the aircraft to contact the fence of the construction site. The aircraft received minor damage.

The airplane was able to perform the return flight XF-460 on schedule, the departure is scheduled 3 hours after landing.

Incident: Frontier A319 at Denver on Jun 6th 2011, bird strike
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Jun 7th 2011 14:31Z, last updated Tuesday, Jun 7th 2011 14:31Z
A Frontier Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N910FR performing flight F9-641 from Denver,CO to Fairbanks,AK (USA), was climbing out of Denver's runway 07 when the crew levelled off at FL200 reporting an engine (CFM56) had developed vibrations suspecting as result of a bird strike, kept the engine running and returned to Denver's runway 16R for a safe landing about 40 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported the right hand engine sustained damage as result of a bird strike.

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