Total Pageviews

Search This Blog

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Airbus Updates No.673

Incident: Singapore A388 enroute on Mar 27th 2012, engine shut down in flight
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Mar 27th 2012 10:38Z, last updated Tuesday, Mar 27th 2012 10:38Z
A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration 9V-SKG performing flight SQ-26 from Singapore (Singapore) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) with 430 passengers, was enroute about 3 hours into the flight when the crew shut the #3 engine (Trent 970) down and returned to Singapore for a safe landing about 6 hours after departure.

The airline reported the #3 engine surged 175 minutes into the flight prompting the crew to shut the engine down.

Incident: China Southern A388 near Beijing on Mar 27th 2012, cabin pressurization problems
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Mar 27th 2012 11:09Z, last updated Tuesday, Mar 27th 2012 11:09Z
A China Southern Airbus A380-800, registration B-6136 performing flight CZ-3000 from Beijing to Guangzhou (China) with 418 passengers, was enroute about 130nm southwest of Beijing when the crew descended the aircraft due to the failure of the cabin pressurization and returned to Beijing for a safe landing about 60 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A380-800 registration B-6137 reached Guangzhou with a delay of 4:50 hours.
Incident: US Airways A320 near Phoenix on Mar 26th 2012, hydraulic failure
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Mar 27th 2012 13:27Z, last updated Tuesday, Mar 27th 2012 13:27Z
A US Airways Airbus A320-200, flight US-42 from Phoenix,AZ to Washington National,DC (USA), was enroute at FL330 about 170nm eastnortheast of Phoenix,AZ when the crew reported a hydraulic failure and decided to return to Phoenix entering holdings to burn off fuel. The aircraft landed safely in Phoenix about 2.5 hours after departure.

A replacement Airbus A319-100 registration N827AW reached Washington with a delay of 5:20 hours.
Incident: Aerolineas Argentinas A343 at Buenos Aires on Mar 22nd 2012, could not retract landing gear
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Mar 27th 2012 22:39Z, last updated Tuesday, Mar 27th 2012 22:39Z
An Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340-300, registration LV-CSD performing flight AR-1376 from Buenos Aires Ezeiza,BA (Argentina) to Caracas (Venezuela), was in the initial climb out of Ezeiza's runway 17 when the crew selected the gear up but the gear did not retract. The crew stopped the climb at 8000 feet and returned to Ezeiza Airport for a safe landing about one hour after departure.

A replacement Airbus A340-300 registration LV-BMT reached Caracas with a delay of 4 hours.

Maintenance determined the landing gear control unit had failed.


Incident: Lufthansa A343 at Munich on Mar 28th 2012, unsafe gear
By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Mar 28th 2012 15:58Z, last updated Wednesday, Mar 28th 2012 15:58Z
A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300, registration D-AIGZ performing flight LH-639 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Munich (Germany), aborted the final approach to Munich's runway 26L due to an unsafe gear indication and went around. The aircraft climbed to 4000 feet and joined a left downwind for runway 26L reporting they now had all greens and landed safely on runway 26L about 12 minutes after aborting the first approach

Incident: Cathay A343 at Johannesburg on Mar 27th 2012, bird strike
By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Mar 28th 2012 10:43Z, last updated Wednesday, Mar 28th 2012 17:43Z
A Cathay Pacific Airbus A340-300, registration B-HXB performing flight CX-748 from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Hong Kong (China), was in the initial climb out of runway 03L when the #1 engine (cfm56, outboard left hand) ingested a bird causing substantial damage to fan blades and the engine cowling. The crew stopped the climb at 8000 feet, dumped fuel and returned to Johannesburg for a safe landing about 65 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the flight needed to be postponed to the following day (Mar 28th).

The #1 engine needs to be replaced.

Incident: Jetblue A320 near Amarillo on Mar 27th 2012, captain incapacitated by panic attack
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Mar 27th 2012 18:06Z, last updated Wednesday, Mar 28th 2012 21:59Z
A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, registration N796JB performing flight B6-191 from New York JFK,NY to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was enroute at FL340 about 55nm north of Amarillo,TX (USA) when the captain suffered a panic attack and behaved entirely incoherent forcing the first officer to seek assistance by cabin crew and passengers to overpower the captain, lock him out of the cockpit and have him restrained in the passenger cabin. Another Jetblue pilot flying as passenger assisted the first officer while diverting to Amarillo for a safe landing about 20 minutes later.

The airline confirmed the flight diverted because of a medical condition with the captain. Another captain travelling as passenger on the flight joined the first officer in the cockpit for the landing and assumed duties as a captain after landing. The ill captain was taken to a local hospital. A replacement aircraft is going to be dispatched to Amarillo to continue the flight.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration N624JB reached Las Vegas with a delay of 6.5 hours.

Passengers reported the captain had visited the bathroom and when returning to the cockpit basically went nuts and screamed about terrorists and bombs on the aircraft knocking the cockpit door. The first officer locked him out of the cockpit and had him overpowered. It took six people to sit on the captain to restrain him. Another pilot on board went to the cockpit to assist the first officer for the diversion.

On Mar 28th Federal Authorities filed charges against the captain for interfering with flight crew. A court affidavit claims the captain told the first officer they were not going to Las Vegas and started ranting, then left the cockpit and began shouting about a bomb.

The airline reported on Mar 28th the captain has been suspended. He is still in hospital care.
Incident: Air China A320 near Hangzhou on Mar 28th 2012, hydraulic failure
By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Mar 29th 2012 10:10Z, last updated Thursday, Mar 29th 2012 10:10Z
An Air China Airbus A320-200, flight CA-1952 from Beijing to Wenzhou (China), was enroute near Hangzhou about 140nm north of Wenzhou when the crew decided to divert to Hangzhou due to a hydraulic failure. While on approach to Hangzhou the crew received an unsafe gear indication prompting the airport to prepare a large emergency response. Working the checklists the crew was able to resolve the unsafe gear indication and get all gear down and locked. The aircraft landed safely.

A replacement aircraft reached Wenzhou with a delay of 3.5 hours

Incident: Rossiya A319 near St. Petersburg on Mar 29th 2012, engine shut down in flight
By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Mar 29th 2012 11:12Z, last updated Thursday, Mar 29th 2012 11:12Z
A Rossiya Airbus A319-100, registration VQ-BAQ performing flight FV-542 from Novosibirsk to Saint Petersburg (Russia) with 93 passengers, was on approach to St. Petersburg when the crew needed to shut an engine (CFM56) down. The aircraft continued to St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport for a safe landing on runway 28L.
Incident: TAM A319 at Goiania on Mar 31st 2012, rejected takeoff
By Simon Hradecky, created Saturday, Mar 31st 2012 19:30Z, last updated Sunday, Apr 1st 2012 18:30Z
A TAM Linhas Aereas Airbus A319-100, registration PT-MZC performing flight JJ-3590 from Goiania,GO to Brasilia,DF (Brazil), rejected takeoff from runway 14 at high speed after the right hand engine (V2524) ingested a large bird. The aircraft slowed safely and taxied to the apron.

The flight needed to be cancelled. The engine received damage to several fan blades and further downstream and is going to be replaced.

The crew of an earlier departing aircraft had reported vultures sitting on the runway


 

No comments:

Post a Comment