Aer Lingus A332 near Dublin on Mar 11th 2013, could not retract flaps

Last Update: March 11, 2013 / 23:04:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-137

Aircraft Registration
EI-LAX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Aer Lingus Airbus A330-200, registration EI-LAX performing flight EI-137 from Dublin (Ireland) to Boston,MA (USA), was climbing out of Dublin's runway 10 when the crew stopped the climb at FL100, entered a hold for about 35 minutes before returning to Dublin for a safe landing on runway 10 about 70 minutes after departure.

The flight was subsequently cancelled.

A passenger reported the captain announced the flaps could not be retracted.

The airline confirmed a technical problem. The rotation EI-137/EI-138 was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-137

Aircraft Registration
EI-LAX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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