Malta A20N at Malta on May 28th 2021, rejected takeoff

Last Update: May 28, 2021 / 21:19:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 28, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Malta

Flight number
KM-612

Departure
Malta, Malta

Aircraft Registration
9H-NEC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

An Air Malta Airbus A320-200N, registration 9H-NEC performing flight KM-612 from Malta (Malta) to Rome Fiumicino (Italy), was accelerating for takeoff from Malta's runway 23 when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 127 knots over ground). The aircraft came to a stop near the end of the runway, the crew indicated they were ready to vacate with no assistance needed, tower queried whether they could backtrack the runway or would be happy to wait for the fire engines. The crew subsequently asked whether any smoke was visible from the undercarriage, tower dispatched the emergency services. The crew advised, they only had high brakes temperatures, the engines were operating normally. After inspection by the emergency services the aircraft backtracked the runway and returned to the apron.

A replacemnet A320-200N registration 9H-NED reached Rome with a delay of 3 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 15 hours later.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 28, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Malta

Flight number
KM-612

Departure
Malta, Malta

Aircraft Registration
9H-NEC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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