American B752 near Nassau on Dec 11th 2012, door indication

Last Update: December 15, 2012 / 23:23:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-221

Destination
Recife, Brazil

Aircraft Registration
N172AJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

An American Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N172AJ performing flight AA-221 from Miami,FL (USA) to Recife,PE (Brazil), was enroute at FL300 about 30nm southwest of Nassau (Bahamas) when the crew received a door indication and the cabin subsequently reported the left aft door had popped and the door handle had moved. The crew descended the aircraft to 10,000 feet, entered a hold to burn off fuel and returned to Miami for a safe landing about 3 hours after departure.

The flight was cancelled. The door was rigged and the aircraft returned to service.

The incident aircraft had another similiar incident two days later, see Incident: American B752 near New York on Dec 13th 2012, door indication.

Following the repeat incident on Dec 13th the aircraft underwent extended door maintenance, a test flight AA-9615 was conducted and the aircraft returned to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-221

Destination
Recife, Brazil

Aircraft Registration
N172AJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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