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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Airbus Updates No.438

Incident: Hong Kong Air A332 near Fukuoka on Sep 18th 2011, engine shut down in flight

By Simon Hradecky, created Saturday, Sep 17th 2011 20:13Z, last updated Saturday, Sep 17th 2011 20:13Z
A Hong Kong Airlines Airbus A330-200, registration B-LNZ performing freight flight HX-9609 (dep Sep 17th) from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Hong Kong (China), was enroute at FL400 about 100nm southsoutheast of Fukuoka (Japan) when the crew needed to shut the left hand engine (Trent 772) down. The aircraft turned around, drifted down to FL240, diverted to Fukuoka, entered a holding and landed safely about 50 minutes later.
Airbus A330-243F aircraft picture

Incident: Biman A313 near Amman on Sep 18th 2011, engine trouble

By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Sep 18th 2011 19:32Z, last updated Sunday, Sep 18th 2011 19:32Z
A Biman Bangladesh Airbus A310-300, registration S2-ADK performing flight BG-5 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was enroute near Amman (Jordan) when the crew decided to divert to Amman due to problems with an engine. The aircraft landed safely.

The aircraft's departure from Dhaka (Bangladesh) on the previous leg had been delayed after a technical problem with one of the engines (PW4152) surfaced while taxiing out for departure. The aircraft was able to leave Dhaka with a delay of 3 hours.

Airbus A310-324 aircraft picture
Incident: TACA A320 near Cuzco on Sep 18th 2011, smoke in cockpit
By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Sep 18th 2011 22:31Z, last updated Sunday, Sep 18th 2011 22:31Z
A TACA Peru Airbus A320-200, flight T0-9 from Lima to Cuzco (Peru) with 90 passengers, was on approach to Cuzco when smoke began to emanate from one of the windshield heating systems. The crew accelerated the approach into Cuzco for a safe landing.

The airline reported a short circuit in the windshield heating system caused the smoke but no flames

Incident: Jetblue A320 near Omaha on Sep 17th 2011, loss of cabin pressure
By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Sep 21st 2011 11:29Z, last updated Wednesday, Sep 21st 2011 15:43Z
A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, registration N592JB performing flight B6-171 from New York JFK,NY to Sacramento,CA (USA) with 78 passengers and 5 crew, had just step climbed to FL360 about 195nm northeast of Omaha,NE when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 10,000 feet due to the loss of cabin pressure reaching 10,000 feet about 7 minutes later (average descent rate 3700 fpm), the passenger oxygen masks were released. The aircraft subsequently diverted to Omaha for a safe landing on runway 14R about 50 minutes after initiating the emergency descent and taxied to the apron.

The airline confirmed the aircraft diverted to Omaha due to the loss of cabin pressure about 3 hours into the flight.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration N706JB reached Sacramento with a delay of 6.5 hours.

Airbus A320-232 aircraft picture

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