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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Airbus Updates No.833

Incident: China Eastern A320 near Nanking on Oct 22nd 2012, flock of birds
By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Oct 24th 2012 19:55Z, last updated Wednesday, Oct 24th 2012 19:55Z
A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A320-200, flight MU-771 from Nanking (China) to Singapore (Singapore), was in the initial climb out of Nanking when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds. With all cockpit indications remaining normal the crew decided to continue the flight, however, after the aircraft had reached cruise flight the right hand engine began to run rough prompting the crew to return to Nanking for a safe landing about 75 minutes after departure.
Incident: Spirit A319 at Fort Lauderdale on Oct 25th 2012, stuck throttle
By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Oct 26th 2012 11:00Z, last updated Friday, Oct 26th 2012 11:01Z
A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N534NK performing flight NK-946 from Cartagena (Colombia) to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA) with 54 people on board, was on final approach to Fort Lauderdale's runway 09L when the crew went around, after checking in with departure declared emergency and requested vectors to keep them in the area while working checklists. In the view of weather conditions at Fort Lauderdale, tower reported winds from 060 degrees at 18 knots gusting 22 knots and windshear alert 20 knots loss at 3nm final, the crew checked weather at Miami International, West Palm Beach and Fort Myers Airports (all Florida). The crew subsequently decided to divert to West Palm Beach advising they were still working on the trouble and landed safely on West Palm Beach's runway 10L about 22 minutes after going around at Fort Lauderdale.

The FAA reported the throttle controlling the right hand engine became stuck.
Incident: Jetstar A320 near Christchurch on Oct 26th 2012, smokey odour in cockpit
By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Oct 26th 2012 14:05Z, last updated Friday, Oct 26th 2012 14:05Z
A Jetstar Airbus A320-200, registration VH-VFD performing flight JQ-288 from Christchurch to Wellington (New Zealand), was climbing out of Christchurch about 13 minutes into the flight when the crew stopped the climb at FL230 and returned to Christchurch due to a smokey odour in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely on Christchurch's runway 02 about 30 minutes after departure.

The flight was subsequently cancelled, the passenger were rebooked onto other flights.

The airline confirmed the aircraft returned due to engineering difficulties.

Passengers said a flight attendant noticed a strange odour in the cabin which prompted the crew to return to Christchurch. The odour was very faint like burning fabric.

Emergency services said they were told there was smoke in the cockpit.
Incident: Germanwings A319 at Cologne on Oct 26th 2012, bird strike
By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Oct 26th 2012 15:38Z, last updated Friday, Oct 26th 2012 15:38Z
A Germanwings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AGWS performing flight 4U-602 from Cologne/Bonn (Germany) to Lisbon (Portugal) with 128 passengers, was in the initial climb out of Cologne's runway 14L when an engine (V2524) ingested a bird prompting the crew to stop the climb at 4000 feet, shut the engine down and return to Cologne for a safe landing on runway 14L about 20 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A319-100 registration D-AGWM reached Lisbon with a delay of 2.5 hours.
Incident: WOW A320 near Bergen on Oct 26th 2012, loss of cabin pressure
By Simon Hradecky, created Saturday, Oct 27th 2012 14:17Z, last updated Saturday, Oct 27th 2012 14:17Z
A WOW Air Airbus A320-200, registration LY-COS performing flight X9-126 from Berlin Schoenefeld (Germany) to Keflavik (Iceland), was enroute at FL340 about 100nm east of Bergen (Norway) when the crew initiated a descent due to cabin pressure problems which subsequently accelerated into an emergency descent to FL100. The aircraft diverted to Bergen's Flesland Airport for a safe landing about 25 minutes later.

A replacement Samair Boeing 737-400 registration OM-SAA positioned from Bratislava (Slovakia) to Bergen, resumed the flight after about 8.5 hours on the ground in Bergen and reached Keflavik with a delay of 10 hours.
Incident: Thomas Cook A332 over Atlantic on Oct 26th 2012, engine shut down in flight
By Simon Hradecky, created Saturday, Oct 27th 2012 23:17Z, last updated Saturday, Oct 27th 2012 23:18Z
A Thomas Cook Airbus A330-200, registration G-OMYT performing flight MT-246 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Orlando Sanford,FL (USA) with 338 people on board, was enroute over the Atlantic Ocean about 2 hours into the Atlantic crossing when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine (Trent 772) down and diverted to Keflavik (Iceland) for a safe landing about 2 hours later.

A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration G-TCCA resumed the flight 29 hours after landing and is estimated to reach Sanford Airport with a delay of 32 hours.





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