Alitalia A332 at Beijing and Hohhot on Sep 27th 2012, fuel emergency

Last Update: September 28, 2012 / 14:28:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 27, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-790

Departure
Rome, Italy

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
EI-EJI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Alitalia Airbus A330-200, registration EI-EJI performing flight AZ-790 (dep Sep 26th) from Rome (Italy) to Beijing (China), was on approach to Beijing at about 08:10L (00:10Z) when the crew aborted the approach due to weather conditions, that had deteriorated below minima at about 08:00L. The crew reported they had 45 minutes of fuel remaining until cutting into final reserve, but needed to divert to Hohhot which required an estimated 55 minutes of flight. The crew declared emergency, received direct vectors, was cleared for the optimum flight level as identified by the crew, and was vectored to a safe landing at Hohhot 47 minutes after the crew declared Mayday.

The aircraft departed Hohhot after about 5 hours on the ground and reached Beijing with a delay of 8 hours. The return flight AZ-791D departed Beijing the following day, is currently (Sep 28th 14:15Z) enroute near Novosibirsk (Russia) and is estimated to reach Rome with a total delay of 31 hours.

Metars Beijing:
ZBAA 270200Z 16003MPS 120V180 1700 R01/1100N R36R/1400U R36L/1100N BR NSC 18/16 Q1016 BECMG TL0250 3000
ZBAA 270130Z 15002MPS 110V190 1100 R01/0900N R36R/1000N R36L/1000N BR FEW005 16/15 Q1017 BECMG TL0220 1500
ZBAA 270100Z 15002MPS 100V180 0700 R01/0900N R36R/0900N R36L/1000N FG VV004 16/15 Q1017 BECMG TL0120 0800
ZBAA 270030Z VRB02MPS 0600 R01/0650N R36R/0750N R36L/0800N FG VV004 15/15 Q1017 BECMG TL0140 0800
ZBAA 270000Z 13003MPS 100V160 0300 R01/0275N R36R/0350V0600D R36L/0700N FG VV004 15/15 Q1017 BECMG TL0120 0400 FG
ZBAA 262330Z 12003MPS 080V140 0700 R01/0900V1400D R36R/0800V1400N R36L/0800V1400N FG VV005 15/14 Q1017 BECMG TL2350 0500 FG
ZBAA 262300Z 11002MPS 3500 BR NSC 14/13 Q1017 NOSIG
ZBAA 262230Z 06002MPS 8000 NSC 13/12 Q1017 NOSIG
ZBAA 262200Z 36002MPS CAVOK 12/11 Q1017 NOSIG
ZBAA 262130Z 36003MPS CAVOK 12/11 Q1017 NOSIG
ZBAA 262100Z VRB01MPS CAVOK 12/12 Q1017 NOSIG
ZBAA 262030Z VRB01MPS CAVOK 13/12 Q1017 NOSIG
ZBAA 262000Z VRB01MPS CAVOK 13/12 Q1017 NOSIG

Metars Hohhot:
ZBHH 270300Z 34008G13MPS 9999 SCT040 12/00 Q1024 NOSIG
ZBHH 270200Z 34010G16MPS 310V010 9999 SCT040 11/M00 Q1023 NOSIG
ZBHH 270100Z 35002MPS 9999 SCT040 FEW040TCU 12/02 Q1022 BECMG TL0130 33008MPS
ZBHH 270000Z 23001MPS 9999 SCT040 FEW040TCU 10/06 Q1021 BECMG TL0130 33008MPS
ZBHH 262300Z 25001MPS 9999 SCT040 07/04 Q1020 NOSIG
ZBHH 262200Z 02002MPS 9999 FEW040 08/04 Q1020 NOSIG
ZBHH 262100Z 01001MPS 9999 FEW040 09/07 Q1019 NOSIG
ZBHH 262000Z 06001MPS 9999 SCT040 FEW040CB 10/08 Q1019 RETS NOSIG
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-EJI
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-202
ICAO Aircraft Type
A332
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 27, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-790

Departure
Rome, Italy

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
EI-EJI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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