France A332 near Moncton on Nov 23rd 2019, discrepancy between fuel estimated and fuel indicated

Last Update: November 29, 2019 / 20:09:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 23, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-27

Aircraft Registration
F-GZCE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Air France Airbus A330-200, registration F-GZCE performing flight AF-27 from Washington Dulles,DC (USA) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was enroute at FL370 about 100nm south of Yarmouth,NS (Canada) when the crew declared PAN PAN with Moncton Area Center,NB (Canada) reporting a technical issue and requested to return to Washington Dulles. The aircraft turned around, climbed to FL380 for the return and landed safely back in Washington about 110 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported: "The technical issue was a discrepancy in the fuel indicating system as compared to the fuel quantity expected to have been on board. Maintenance carried out tests and reset the system."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 23, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-27

Aircraft Registration
F-GZCE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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