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Friday, 29 July 2011

Airbus Updates No.375

Incident: LAN A320 at Esquel on Jul 24th 2011, runway excursion

By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Jul 26th 2011 14:51Z, last updated Tuesday, Jul 26th 2011 14:56Z
A LAN Argentina Airbus A320-200, registration LV-CKV performing flight 4M-4052 from Buenos Aires Newbery,BA to Esquel,CB (Argentina) with 155 passengers, landed on Esquel's runway 23 however overran the end of the runway by about 3 meters (10 feet) with the nose gear coming to a stop on soft ground at about 11:40L (14:40Z). The airplane subsequently turned around by 180 degrees and taxied to the gate where the passengers disembarked normally. No injuries occurred.

The aircraft was being checked for possible engine ingestion of foreign objects and possible nose gear damage.

Aviation gossip talks of a possible windshear on short final.

Metars or local weather information currently not available, though the local weather station reported calm winds about 3 hours prior to and winds of up to 33kph/18 knots about 3 hours past the incident.

Incident: Singapore A388 at Singapore on Jul 25th 2011, engine shut down in flight
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Jul 26th 2011 08:02Z, last updated Tuesday, Jul 26th 2011 12:34Z
A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration 9V-SKH performing flight SQ-856 from Singapore (Singapore) to Hong Kong (China) with 368 passengers and 21 crew, was climbing out of Singapore about 20 minutes into the flight when engine #3 (Trent 900, inboard right hand) surged and suffered vibrations prompting the engine to be shut down. The crew decided to return to Singapore for a safe landing about 50 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A380-800 registration 9V-SKB reached Hong Kong with a delay of 4.5 hours.

The airline reported engine #3 suffered surge and high vibration and was automatically shut down. The crew decided to return to Singapore as a precaution. Following inspections the engine is currently being exchanged, the aircraft is expected back in service on Jul 27th. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has been informed.
Incident: Jetblue A320 at Bogota on Jul 26th 2011, could not retract gear
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Jul 26th 2011 20:49Z, last updated Tuesday, Jul 26th 2011 20:49Z
A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, registration N565JB performing flight B6-1784 from Bogota (Colombia) to Orlando,FL (USA), could not retract the landing gear after departure and returned to Bogota for a safe landing.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 was dispatched from Orlando to Bogota as flight B6-8198.

Colombia's Civil Aviation Authority said, the landing gear of the Airbus A320 tail number N565JB could not be retracted, the cause is not yet known.

Incident: Emirates A332 at Mumbai on Jul 27th 2011, engine shut down in flight
By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Jul 27th 2011 12:22Z, last updated Wednesday, Jul 27th 2011 12:22Z
An Emirates Airbus A330-200, registration A6-EKX performing flight EK-507 from Mumbai (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 202 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Mumbai when the crew reported an engine (Trent 700) failure, secured the engine and decided to return to Mumbai. The aircraft landed safely about 20 minutes after departure.

Accident: Air Mauritius A343 near Mauritius on Jul 28th 2011, turbulence injures 7

By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Jul 29th 2011 10:08Z, last updated Friday, Jul 29th 2011 10:13Z
An Air Mauritius Airbus A340-300, registration 3B-NAY performing flight MK-852 from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Mauritius (Mauritius) with 65 passengers and 13 crew, was on approach to Mauritius about 10 minutes prior to landing when the aircraft encountered moderate to severe turbulence causing injuries to 6 cabin crew and one passenger. The aircraft continued for a safe landing, the 7 injured were taken to a local hospital.

The airline reported that the passenger and one cabin crew remained in hospital care, the other 5 flight attendants were released after treatment. An internal investigation is being carried out.

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