Aeroflot A320 near Moscow on Feb 6th 2021, loss of communication due to partial radio system failure

Last Update: February 6, 2021 / 18:53:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 6, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-2694

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BEH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Aeroflot Airbus A320-200, registration VQ-BEH performing flight SU-2694 from Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was climbing out of Moscow when the aircraft levelled off at FL280, the crew selected the transponder code for loss of communication. While working the related checklists the crew was able to restore communication via one of the three available radios, descended the aircraft to FL170 and entered a hold to burn off fuel and returned to Moscow for a safe landing on Sheremetyevo's runway 24L about 2.5 hours after departure.

The airline confirmed the aircraft returned due to a partial failure of the radio communication system.

A replacement Airbus A321-200 registration VP-BFF is estimated to reach Amsterdam with a delay of 4 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 6, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-2694

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BEH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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