Meraj A320 near Tehran on Sep 16th 2020, two air returns due to hydraulic leaks

Last Update: September 17, 2020 / 20:06:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
JI-2829

Destination
Kermanshah, Iran

Aircraft Registration
EP-AJI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Meraj Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration EP-AJI performing flight JI-2829 from Tehran Mehrabad to Kermanshah (Iran), was climbing out of Tehran when the crew received indication of a hydraulic leak and decided to return to Tehran Mehrabad for a safe landing on runway 29L about 30 minutes after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about two hours for repairs, then departed again but needed to return to Tehran a second time due to the same recurring defect. The aircraft again landed safely about 30 minutes after departure.

Iran's AIB reported a hydraulic pipe was replaced following the first return and the aircraft released to service again, however, had to return a second time due to the same defect. The aircraft was removed from service to have the airline investigate the defect more deeply.

The airline reported the aircraft returned the first time due to a hydraulic defect, which was repaired after landing. Upon second departure an electronic system failed prompting the crew to return a second time as a precaution.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
JI-2829

Destination
Kermanshah, Iran

Aircraft Registration
EP-AJI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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