Nepal A332 at Kathmandu on Sep 23rd 2020, flaps problem on departure

Last Update: September 24, 2020 / 18:41:15 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 23, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RA-4271

Destination
Kunming, China

Aircraft Registration
9N-ALZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

Airport ICAO Code
VNKT

A Nepal Airlines Airbus A330-200, registration 9N-ALZ performing flight RA-4271 from Kathmandu (Nepal) to Kunming (China), was climbing out of Kathmandu's runway 20 cleared to climb to FL270 when the crew requested to maintain FL170 for the time being. About 10 minutes later the crew advised they might need to return to Kathmandu due to a technical problem, subsequently explaining a problem with the flight controls and finally requested to return to Kathmandu on radar vectors. The aircraft entered a hold to burn off fuel. The crew requested runway 02 and landed safely on runway 02 at a higher than normal speed (about 183 knots over ground) about 70 minutes after departure.

A replacement A330-200 registration 9N-ALY departed for the flight with a delay of about 27 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Kathmandu about 26 hours after landing back.

Metars:
VNKT 231620Z VRB02KT 6000 -RA FEW008 SCT030 BKN100 19/19 Q1014 NOSIG=
VNKT 231550Z VRB02KT 7000 -RA FEW008 SCT030 BKN100 19/19 Q1014 NOSIG=
VNKT 231520Z 00000KT 8000 FEW008 SCT030 BKN100 19/19 Q1014 NOSIG=
VNKT 231450Z 18003KT 110V210 8000 FEW008 SCT030 BKN100 19/19 Q1014 NOSIG=
VNKT 231420Z VRB02KT 8000 FEW008 SCT030 BKN100 19/19 Q1013 NOSIG=
VNKT 231350Z VRB02KT 5000 -RA FEW010 SCT030 OVC090 19/19 Q1013 NOSIG=
VNKT 231320Z 07004KT 5000 RA FEW010 SCT030 OVC090 19/19 Q1012 NOSIG=
VNKT 231250Z 07006KT 5000 RA FEW010 SCT030 OVC090 19/19 Q1012 NOSIG=
VNKT 231220Z 05005KT 360V060 5000 RA FEW010 FEW025CB SCT030 OVC090 19/19 Q1012 NOSIG CB TO S SW N ADN NE=
VNKT 231150Z 06007KT 3000 +RA FEW010 FEW025CB SCT030 OVC090 19/19 Q1011 NOSIG CB TO SE S SW W NW N NE AND E=
VNKT 231120Z 09009KT 3000 +RA FEW010 FEW025CB SCT030 OVC090 19/19 Q1011 NOSIG CB TO SE S SW W NW N NE AND E=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 23, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RA-4271

Destination
Kunming, China

Aircraft Registration
9N-ALZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

Airport ICAO Code
VNKT

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