Lingus A333 near Dublin on May 17th 2022, aft door seal issues

Last Update: May 21, 2022 / 18:59:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 17, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-105

Aircraft Registration
EI-DUZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300, registration EI-DUZ performing flight EI-105 from Dublin (Ireland) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 237 people on board, was enroute at FL310 about 240nm west of Dublin about to enter Oceanic Airspace when the crew decided to return to Dublin. About 15 minutes after turning around the aircraft descended normally to FL150 then FL100 and entered a hold to burn off fuel. The aircraft landed safely back on Dublin's runway 10R about 2.5 hours after departure.

A replacement A330-300 registration EI-FNG reached New York with a delay of about 5.5 hours.

The airline reported the aircraft returned due to a technical issue.

On May 21st 2022 The Aviation Herald received information there was an issue with the seal of one of the aft doors.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-DUZ
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-302
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 17, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-105

Aircraft Registration
EI-DUZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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