Moldova A319 at Rome on Nov 5th 2017, initiated diversion after go arounds, fuel emergency, aborted diversion

Last Update: December 1, 2017 / 17:05:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
9U-891

Aircraft Registration
ER-AXM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

Airport ICAO Code
LIRF

An Air Moldova Airbus A319-100, registration ER-AXM performing flight 9U-891 from Chisinau (Moldova) to Rome Fiumicino (Italy), was on approach to Fiumicino's runway 16L when the crew initiated a missed approach at about 9.5nm before the runway threshold, positioned for another approach to runway 34L but went around from below 700 feet AGL. The crew subsequently decided to divert to Bologna (Italy) and were climbing through FL160 when the crew declared a fuel emergency, aborted the climb and decided to return to Fiumicino Airport. The aircraft however needed to go around again from about 1000 feet AGL while on final approach to runway 16L, performed a visual circuit and at 15:08L (14:08Z) landed safely on runway 16R about 48 minutes after the first missed approach.

On Dec 1st 2017 Italy's ANSV reported after collecting evidence the occurrence was rated a serious incident, an investigation has been opened. The ANSV reported the aircraft went around twice on approach to Fiumicino Airport due to bad weather, then set course to divert to Bologna but requested to return to Rome where another go around was needed. The crew performed a visual circuit and landed.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 3.5 hours, then departed for the return flight.

Metars:
LIRF 051620Z 10011KT 9999 SCT027 SCT035 14/12 Q1009 NOSIG=
LIRF 051550Z 09011KT 9999 SCT035 14/12 Q1009 NOSIG=
LIRF 051520Z 09012KT 9999 FEW005 SCT040 14/13 Q1009 NOSIG=
LIRF 051450Z 12012KT 9999 FEW005 SCT030 15/14 Q1009 882904// NOSIG=
LIRF 051420Z 16006KT 100V200 9999 -RA VCTS FEW005 FEW015CB SCT035 14/14 Q1009 RETSRA 882904// BECMG NSW=
LIRF 051350Z 20011KT 150V240 1500 0500N +TSRA SCT005 BKN010CB BKN020 13/13 Q1010 NOSIG=
LIRF 051320Z 31013G24KT 280V340 2000 1000N +TSRA SCT007 SCT010CB BKN020 BKN030 13/12 Q1011 NOSIG=
LIRF 051250Z 12013KT 9000 -TSRA SCT014CB SCT030 BKN040 19/13 Q1010 NOSIG=
LIRF 051220Z 13017KT 9999 -TSRA SCT014CB SCT030 BKN040 18/12 Q1010 NOSIG=
LIRF 051150Z 14021G31KT 9999 TS SCT014CB SCT030 BKN040 19/13 Q1011 NOSIG=
LIRF 051120Z 14023KT 9999 TS SCT014CB SCT030 SCT040 19/12 Q1011 NOSIG=
LIRF 051050Z 13022KT 9999 FEW030 SCT050 19/13 Q1011 TEMPO 4000 TSRA SCT014CB=
LIRF 051020Z 13018KT 9999 FEW030 SCT050 19/13 Q1012 TEMPO 4000 TSRA SCT014CB=
LIRF 050950Z 14016KT 9999 FEW030 SCT050 19/13 Q1014 BECMG 4000 TSRA SCT014CB=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
9U-891

Aircraft Registration
ER-AXM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

Airport ICAO Code
LIRF

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