Argentinas A332 enroute on Jan 30th 2023, engine vibrations

Last Update: January 31, 2023 / 18:54:15 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 30, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AR-1132

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
LV-FVI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A330-200, registration LV-FVI performing flight AR-1132 (sched. Jan 29th, actual dep Jan 30th) from Buenos Aires,BA (Argentina) to Madrid,SP (Spain), was enroute at FL350 about 580nm northeast of Buenos Aires when the crew decided to return to Buenos Aires due to N1 vibrations of the left hand engine (CF6). The aircraft descended to FL050 near Buenos Aires and entered a hold to burn off fuel for about 3:15 hours. The aircraft subsequently landed safely on Ezeiza Airport's runway 11 about 6:20 hours after departure.

Passengers reported the captain announced a "maintenance problem".

A replacement A330-200 registration LV-GIF reached Madrid with a delay of 12.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 22 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 30, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AR-1132

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
LV-FVI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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