Play A20N near Keflavik on Jun 13th 2022, suspected fuel leak

Last Update: June 23, 2022 / 19:52:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 13, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Play

Flight number
OG-655

Departure
Malaga, Spain

Aircraft Registration
TF-PPA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

A Play Airbus A320-200N, registration TF-PPA performing flight OG-655 (dep Jun 12th) from Malaga,SP (Spain) to Keflavik (Iceland) with 105 people on board, was nearing Keflavik when the crew declared emergency due to lack of fuel, they suspected a fuel leak. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Keflavik's runway 01.

Icelandic media reported the emergency prompted a massive deployment of emergency services with over 1000 responders.

A post flight inspection revealed there was plenty of fuel on board.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Keflavik for about 85 hours (3 days 13 hours) after landing.

On Jun 23rd 2022 Iceland's RNSA reported the occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated. Approaching the waypoint ETP between Shannon and Keflavik the crew noticed that their estimated fuel on board in Keflavik would be only 300kg. The crew noticed that the outer fuel transfer valves were showing amber and the indications for the outboard tanks were static at 1400kg. As the crew was unsure whether this was an indication problem or the fuel indications were true, the crew declared Mayday and proceeded on their only option available to continue to Keflavik at a higher flightlevel. The crew climbed to FL380 and was cleared direct to Keflavik, which increased their fuel available after landing to 400kg.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 13, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Play

Flight number
OG-655

Departure
Malaga, Spain

Aircraft Registration
TF-PPA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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