Air Canada A319 near Montreal on Dec 27th 2012, unreliable airspeed
Last Update: December 28, 2012 / 23:37:18 GMT/Zulu time
The Canadian TSB reported the lower drain hole of the stand by pitot tube was found blocked, all pitot drain holes were cleaned, total pressure and static pressure lines were flushed, standby pneumatic circuits were drained and flushed, pitot and static ports were checked with no further anomaly noted, a full range leak test and an operational test of the pitot ice protection systems were performed successfully, the #3 ADIRU replaced and a CAT III landing test conducted successfully. The aircraft was then returned to service.
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