Iberia A346 over Atlantic on May 21st 2019, flaps problem

Last Update: May 21, 2019 / 20:31:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6827

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-IZY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

An Iberia Airbus A340-600, registration EC-IZY performing flight IB-6827 (sched. dep May 20th, act dep May 21st) from Madrid,SP (Spain) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil), was enroute at FL350 about 580nm southwest of Madrid when the crew decided to return to Madrid. The aircraft descended to FL340 for the return, subsequently descended to FL190 and FL120 while dumping fuel and positioned for an approach to Madrid's runway 32L. The aircraft landed safely at a higher than normal speed (195 knots over ground).

A passenger reported after the aircraft had been shut down back in Madrid the crew informed the passengers they had suffered a problem with the flaps.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 19 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6827

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-IZY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

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