American A321 near Phoenix on Apr 24th 2021, flaps system fault, no data for one side

Last Update: April 26, 2021 / 15:59:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 24, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2012

Aircraft Registration
N975UY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N975UY performing flight AA-2012 from Las Vegas,NV to Philadelphia,PA (USA), was climbing out of Las Vegas when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 due to a flaps indication and decided to divert to Phoenix,AZ (USA). Descending towards Phoenix the crew explained it was just an indication issue, not a hydraulic fault, the flaps system had lost all data from one side. The aircraft landed safely on Phoenix's runway 26 at about 161 knots over ground, slowed safely, vacated the runway about 2570 meters/8400 feet down the runway and taxied to the apron.

A replacement A321-200 registration N585UW reached Philadelphia with a delay of about 2:40 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service after about 22.5 hours on the ground.

Metars:
KPHX 242251Z 27005KT 10SM FEW250 FEW290 32/M02 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP072 T03221017=
KPHX 242151Z 17005KT 10SM FEW250 32/00 A2983 RMK AO2 SLP083 T03220000=
KPHX 242051Z 25011G17KT 10SM FEW250 32/00 A2986 RMK AO2 SLP095 T03170000 56030=
KPHX 241951Z 18010G19KT 10SM FEW250 31/01 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP106 T03060006=
KPHX 241851Z 15008KT 10SM FEW250 29/01 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP115 T02940006=
KPHX 241751Z 19006KT 10SM FEW250 27/01 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP127 T02720006 10278 20178 50005=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 24, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2012

Aircraft Registration
N975UY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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