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Report: blocked AOA sensors caused loss of control during A320 check flight
17 September 2010

Report: blocked AOA sensors caused loss of control during A320 check flight

17 September 2010

The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) issued their final report of the investigation into the cause of a fatal accident involving an Airbus A320 in November 2008, citing amongst others blocked AOA sensors. Airbus A320 D-AXLA had been leased by XL Airways Germany since May 2006. The airplane was due to be returned to […]

ATSB releases report on mishandled go-around at Melbourne

5 March 2010

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released the final report AO-2007-044 of their investigation into a serious incident during a go around involving an Airbus A320 at Melbourne, Australia. On July 21, 2007 an Airbus A320-232 aircraft was being operated on a scheduled international passenger service for Jetstar between Christchurch, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. […]

BFU: Final report on A320 crosswind landing mishap

4 March 2010

The German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) released the final report 5X003-0/08 of their investigation into a serious incident involving an Airbus A320 at Hamburg Airport in March 2008.  The left wing of the A320 had made contact with the ground during an attempted cross-wind landing. Because of the weather associated with hurricane […]

Brazil releases final report on Congonhas A320 runway excursion accident

1 November 2009

Brazilian investigators released the final report of their investigation into the accident of TAM Flight 3054. The Airbus A320 landed on a wet runway at Sao Paulo-Congonhas Airport in July 2007. It failed to stop and went off the wet runway, colliding with a building. All 187 occupants were killed, along with twelve people on […]

BEA releases interim report on Airbus A320 loss of control accident near Perpignan

24 February 2009

The BEA (France) has published an Interim Report in the context of its investigation into the accident that occurred off the coast of Canet-Plage on 27 November 2008 to the Airbus A320 registered D-AXLA. The airplane, operated by XL Airways Germany, was performing a non-revenue flight that departed from Perpignan-Rivesaltes aerodrome. This flight, planned in […]

AAC El Salvador releases preliminary report on A320 runway excursion

29 December 2008

The Autoridad de Aviación Civil of El Salvador released a preliminary report of their investigation into the runway excursion involving a TACA Airbus A320 at Tegucigalpa Airport, Honduras. The airplane landed with a tailwind on a wet runway, touching down 400m from the displaced threshold, leaving 1249 m of runway available. The A320 overran and […]

Police inquiry: Officials blamed for Brazil crash

20 November 2008

The Brazilian Policia Civil charged 10 people for their role in the accident of a TAM Airbus A320 at Sao Paulo, which killed 199 people last year. Those criminally charged include the former head of the national aviation authority (ANAC) as well as officials at TAM and at the airport authority Infraero. They are all […]

NTSB issues recommendations for A320 flight deck electronics

24 July 2008

On January 25, 2008, an Airbus A320, N462UA, returned to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) shortly after departure because three of the six electronic displays providing information to the flight crew went blank and several aircraft systems became inoperative. In the light of this occurrence, the U.S. NTSB recommends both the FAA and EASA: Require […]

AAIB releases final report of Airbus A320 hard landing at Bristol

10 March 2008

The UK AAIB released the report of their investigation into an incident involving an A320 hard landing in November 2006. The Thomas Cook A320 diverted to to Manchester Airport on 16 November 2006. The diversion resulted from a landing gear malfunction after takeoff from Bristol Airport. Subsequent enquiries revealed that the landing gear had been […]

ANA jet lands on wrong runway at Osaka-Itami airport

7 October 2007

The Japanese Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry said ANA Flight 448, an Airbus A320 with 165 people on board, was on approach to Osaka-Itami (ITM) runway 32R, but the air traffic controller misheard the pilot and thought he requested a landing on the longer runway 32L. The controller gave him permission to land on runway […]