Iberia A359 over Atlantic on Oct 6th 2018, technical problem

Last Update: October 7, 2018 / 22:17:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 6, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6253

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-MYX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

An Iberia Airbus A350-900, registration EC-MYX performing flight IB-6253 from Madrid,SP (Spain) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 350 people on board, was enroute at FL330 about 80nm west of Porto (Portugal) when the crew decided to return to Madrid. The aircraft descended to FL320 and landed safely on Madrid's runway 18L about one hour after the decision to turn around.

Passengers reported the captain announced a technical problem prompted their return. After landing flight attendants hinted the gear doors had remained open and they couldn't climb to their needed flight level across the Atlantic.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Madrid about 30 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 6, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6253

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-MYX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

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