American A21N at Honolulu on Mar 19th 2021, flaps did not retract, crew reports flight control problem

Last Update: March 31, 2021 / 23:29:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 19, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-284

Aircraft Registration
N409AA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321-Neo

ICAO Type Designator
A21N

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200N, registration N409AA performing flight AA-284 from Honolulu,HI to Los Angeles,CA (USA) with 199 people on board, was climbing out of Honolu's runway 08R when the crew reported a mechanical problem and requested to remain in the airspace. A conflict developed with a private aircraft at 5000 feet, the controller instructed the aircraft to turn left onto a heading of 080 (parallel to the private aircraft), the crew replied "Listen, we turn south, west!" and advised they had flight control problems. ATC turned them onto a heading of 260, which resolved the conflict. The crew requested runway 08L for the return and advised they got the aircraft controllable at a reasonably normal speed, their flaps had not retracted, and landed safely on runway 08L about 20 minutes after departure.

A replacement A321-200N registration N418AN reached Los Angeles with a delay of about 5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service the following morning about 18 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 19, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-284

Aircraft Registration
N409AA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321-Neo

ICAO Type Designator
A21N

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