American A320 near Charlotte on Jan 21st 2021, the seal squeals in the door

Last Update: January 23, 2021 / 14:29:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 21, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-843

Aircraft Registration
N127UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An American Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N127UW performing flight AA-843 from Philadelphia,PA (USA) to Montego Bay (Jamaica), was enroute at FL340 about 250nm eastnortheast of Charlotte,NC (USA) when the crew attempted to stop a loud squealing door from making noises by changing altitudes, however, to no avail. The crew thus decided to divert to Charlotte for a safe landing about 75 minutes after leaving FL340.

A replacement A320-200 registration N102UW departed Charlotte about 2 hours after N127UW had landed and reached Montego Bay with a delay of 2:20 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Charlotte for about 24 hours before returning to service.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N127UW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 21, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-843

Aircraft Registration
N127UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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