Vueling A319 at Barcelona on Apr 2nd 2021, water drain valve making noises

Last Update: April 6, 2021 / 15:58:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 2, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Vueling

Flight number
VY-3500

Destination
Ibiza, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-MIR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A Vueling Airbus A319-100, registration EC-MIR performing flight VY-3500 from Barcelona,SP to Ibiza,SP (Spain), was climbing through about FL180 out of Barcelona when there were noises believed to come from the right hand engine (CFM56) prompting the crew to stop the climb at about FL190 and return to Barcelona for a safe landing on runway 02 about 22 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled. The passengers were rebooked onto the next flight about 2.5 hours later.

A passenger reported there was a loud bang from the right hand side, the crew confirmed the bang came from the right hand engine and shut the engine down.

On Apr 6th 2021 the airline stated: "We confirm that the engine, the subject matter of the alleged incident, was not shut down in flight. The aircraft mentioned had a technical problem, related to a water drain valve of the galley, which was stuck in the open position. This caused noise and vibration during the climb out of Barcelona. The crew decided correctly to return to Barcelona, as a matter of precaution. Furthermore, the aircraft was subsequently cleared back into service on Friday evening 2 April at 23:40."

The occurrence aircraft returned to service on Apr 4th 2021 about 60 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 2, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Vueling

Flight number
VY-3500

Destination
Ibiza, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-MIR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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