Air France A343 near Cork on May 2nd 2012, air data problems

Last Update: May 3, 2012 / 19:38:38 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 2, 2012

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-378

Aircraft Registration
F-GLZJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

An Air France Airbus A340-300, registration F-GLZJ performing flight AF-378 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Detroit,MI (USA), was enroute at FL340 about 70nm south of Cork (Ireland) when the transponder altitude began to show deviations just above limits for instrument flight, the crew subsequently reported air data problems and decided to dump fuel and return to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport where the aircraft landed safely on runway 27L about 2 hours later.

Maintenance replaced the captain's angle of attack sensor and released the aircraft to depart again with a replacement crew.

The aircraft reached Detroit with a delay of 5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 2, 2012

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-378

Aircraft Registration
F-GLZJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

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