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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Airbus Updates No.390

Incident: Avianca A318 at Recife on Aug 6th 2011, technical problems

By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Aug 7th 2011 13:01Z, last updated Sunday, Aug 7th 2011 13:01Z
An Avianca Brazil Airbus A318-100, registration PR-AVJ performing flight O6-6312 from Recife,PE to Petrolina,PE (Brazil), returned to Recife for a safe landing about 20 minutes after departure due to some unspecified technical problem.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto another flight later the day and flights the following day.

The airline said, the crew returned to Recife as a precaution due to a technical problem.

Incident: Easyjet A319 near Manchester on Aug 10th 2011, medical emergency
By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Aug 11th 2011 22:39Z, last updated Thursday, Aug 11th 2011 22:39Z
An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration G-EZFW performing flight U2-1912 from Palma Mallorca,SP (Spain) to Manchester,EN (UK), was enroute near Manchester when a male passenger (around 50) started to suffer from severe back spasms. The crew accelerated the approach to Manchester for a safe landing. Paramedics met the aircraft, took care of the patient and took him to a hospital.

Incident: Lufthansa A319 near Frankfurt on Aug 10th 2011, engine shut down in flight

By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Aug 11th 2011 23:20Z, last updated Thursday, Aug 11th 2011 23:20Z
A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AIBA performing flight LH-10 from Frankfurt/Main to Hamburg (Germany), was climbing through FL260 out of Frankfurt about 80nm northeast of Frankfurt when the right hand engine (CFM56) emitted two loud bangs prompting the crew to shut the engine down. The aircraft returned to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 25C about 25 minutes later.

A passenger reported the captain announced they had to shut the right hand engine down due to airflow disruption.

Incident: Jetblue A320 at Denver on Aug 12th 2011, GPF on radios
By Simon Hradecky, created Saturday, Aug 13th 2011 14:57Z, last updated Saturday, Aug 13th 2011 14:57Z
A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, registration N612JB performing flight B6-490 (scheduled dep Aug 11th, actual Aug 12th) from Denver,CO to Boston,MA (USA), was in the initial climb out of Denver when the crew advised dispatch via ACARS that all their radios were stuck on Denver's tower frequency and they needed to return to Denver. The aircraft levelled off at 10,000 feet and returned to Denver for a safe landing about 40 minutes after departure.

Maintenance reset the radios, performed an overweight landing inspection and released the aircraft, that reached Boston with a delay of 2 hours

Incident: Air Berlin A333 at Dusseldorf on Aug 15th 2011, fire in galley
By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Aug 15th 2011 20:21Z, last updated Monday, Aug 15th 2011 20:22Z
An Air Berlin Airbus A330-300, registration D-AERQ performing flight AB-2050 from Dusseldorf (Germany) to Tenerife Sur Reina Sofia,CI (Spain) with 380 passengers and 11 crew, was in the initial climb out of Dusseldorf's runway 23R when a smouldering fire started in the lighting of the forward galley. While cabin crew extinguished the fire the flight crew levelled off at 6000 feet and returned to Dusseldorf's runway 23R for a safe landing about 13 minutes after departure. The fire was out at the time of touch down, emergency services did not need to intervene. The aircraft taxied to a stand, where passengers disembarked normally.

A replacement Airbus A330-300 registration D-AERS reached Tenerife with a delay of 4:50 hours.

Passengers reported that heavy black smoke emanated from the lighting in the ceiling of the forward galley.

The airline reported that a smouldering fire in the lighting of the forward galley was quicky extinguished by cabin crew.

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