ITA A332 at Rome on Aug 16th 2022, brakes fracture on departure

Last Update: August 17, 2022 / 20:34:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 16, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AZ-630

Aircraft Registration
EI-EJL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An ITA Italia Trasporto Aereo Airbus A330-200, registration EI-EJL performing flight AZ-630 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Miami,FL (USA), departed Fiumicino's runway 16R seemingly without problem and climbed to FL340, later FL360. In the meantime metallic pieces (including a metallic cylinder) were found on the departure runway and identified as parts of the brakes of the Airbus 330-200. The crew was informed and decided to return to Fiumicino while already enroute near Nantes (France). The aircraft descended to FL350, later FL290 and landed safely on Fiumicino's runway 16R about 3:45 hours after departure.

A replacement A330-200 registration EI-DIP reached Miami with a delay of about 6:15 hours.

The brakes assembly of one of the wheels was found fractured and damaged.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-EJL
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-202
ICAO Aircraft Type
A332
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 16, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AZ-630

Aircraft Registration
EI-EJL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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