Vueling A320 near Amsterdam on Oct 28th 2017, hot brakes in flight

Last Update: October 28, 2017 / 22:34:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 28, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Vueling

Flight number
VY-8406

Aircraft Registration
EC-JTR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Vueling Airbus A320-200, registration EC-JTR performing flight VY-8406 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to London Luton,EN (UK), was enroute at FL220 about 70nm southwest of Amsterdam when the crew decided to return to Amsterdam reporting hot brakes in flight. The crew requested and was approved to enter a hold to cool the brakes. Following the hold the aircraft landed safely on Amsterdam's runway 27 about 35 minutes after the decision to return. The crew reported everything was normal and taxied to the apron.

A passenger tweeted to Vueling about 3 hours after landing and about one hour before midnight that he was still waiting for assistance and hotel accomodation: "No assistance has been offered. No hotel accommodation. You lied. No help. No spokesperson. We are stranded at airport." Another passenger tweeted addressing the airline about the same time: "u better do something now".
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 28, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Vueling

Flight number
VY-8406

Aircraft Registration
EC-JTR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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