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Monday, 2 July 2012

Airbus Updates No.729

Incident: THY A319 near Ankara on Jun 15th 2012, bomb hoax on lavatory mirror
By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Jun 28th 2012 13:07Z, last updated Thursday, Jun 28th 2012 13:07Z
A THY Turkish Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration TC-JUA performing flight TK-2201 from Kahramanmaras to Istanbul (Turkey) with 120 passengers, was enroute at FL300 about 160nm southeast of Ankara (Turkey) when the word "BOMMM" was found written on a lavatory mirror with a blue pen. The captain decided to divert to Ankara as a precaution, the aircraft landed safely on Ankara's runway 21R about 25 minutes later. The aircraft taxied to a remote area, the passengers disembarked normally.

The aircraft, passengers and luggage were searched with no traces of explosives found. In order to not inconvenience the innocent amongst the passengers any further the aircraft was permitted to continue to Istanbul about 2:45 hours after landing after all passengers had submitted samples of their writing.

The aircraft reached Istanbul with a delay of 3:20 hours.

Police is still working to determine who wrote onto the lavatory mirror.

Incident: Indigo A320 at Srinagar on Jun 28th 2012, bird strike
By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Jun 28th 2012 19:36Z, last updated Thursday, Jun 28th 2012 19:36Z
An Indigo Airbus A320-200, flight 6E-448 from Srinagar to Mumbai (India) with 182 people on board, was climbing through about 1500 feet out of Srinagar when the crew suspected a bird strike into one of the engines and decided to return to Srinagar for a safe landing.

A replacement aircraft reached Mumbai with a delay of 5 hours.

The airline said, the crew suspected a bird strike and returned to Mumbai for a normal landing.

ncident: Air France A388 near Gothenburg on Jul 1st 2012, door problems
By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Jul 1st 2012 17:20Z, last updated Sunday, Jul 1st 2012 22:42Z
An Air France Airbus A380-800, registration F-HPJG performing flight AF-276 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), had just reached FL370 about 45nm eastnortheast of Gothenburg (Sweden) when the crew reported door problems and requested to descend to FL250. The aircraft dumped fuel over the Baltic Sea and set course to return to Paris where the aircraft landed safely on runway 27L at about 19:49L (17:49Z) about 5 hours after departure.

Sweden's Civil Aviation Authority said the crew reported door problems and requested to dump fuel over the Baltic Sea.

The airline reported the aircraft returned to Paris for technical checks. The flight is estimated to depart again at 23:30L (21:30Z).

A replacement Airbus A380-800 registration F-HPJF departed runway 09R at 00:36L (Jul 2nd, 22:36Z Jul 1st) about 4:45 hours after landing and is estimated to reach Tokyo with a delay of 10 hours.
Incident: S7 A313 at Moscow on Jul 2nd 2012, could not fully retract gear
By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Jul 2nd 2012 14:43Z, last updated Monday, Jul 2nd 2012 14:43Z
A S7 Sibir Airlines Airbus A310-300, registration S7-943 from Moscow Domodedovo (Russia) to Bourgas (Bulgaria), was climbing out of Domodedovo's runway 14L when the crew stopped the climb at FL100 reporting they could not fully retract the landing gear. The aircraft entered a holding at FL080 and returned to Moscow's Domodedovo Airport for a safe landing on runway 32R about 50 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A319-100 registration VP-BHG reached Bourgas with a delay of 4.5 hours.

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