Iberia A343 near Montevideo on Aug 30th 2012, electrical problem

Last Update: August 31, 2012 / 16:34:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 30, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6012

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-GGS

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

An Iberia Airbus A340-300, registration EC-GGS performing flight IB-6012 from Montevideo (Uruguay) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 280 passengers, was climbing out of Montevideo when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 reporting electrical problems and entered a hold for about 90 minutes. The aircraft returned to Montevideo for a safe landing on runway 24 about 165 minutes after departure.

The flight was postponed to the next day, the incident aircraft just departed with a delay of 24 hours.

Airport sources reported the crew did not request assistance, dumped fuel over Rio de la Plata and returned for a safe landing following an electrical fault on board.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 30, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6012

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-GGS

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

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