Etihad A332 at Abu Dhabi on Jun 26th 2013, rejected takeoff

Last Update: July 1, 2013 / 14:41:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 26, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-15

Aircraft Registration
A6-EYP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Etihad Airbus A330-200, registration A6-EYP performing flight EY-15 from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Manchester,EN (UK), rejected takeoff from runway 31L at low speed when the aircraft began to severly vibrate. The aircraft slowed safely and vacated the runway at the first left turn off about 1500 meters down the runway.

The aircraft underwent maintenance, departed Abu Dhabi about two hours after the rejected takeoff and reached Manchester with a delay of 1.5 hours.

A passenger reported that the engines had accelerated to takeoff power when vibrations became noticeable and increased as the aircraft accelerated until the brakes came on and the aircraft sharply slowed. An overhead locker was damaged by the vibrations. The crew explained there were problems with the nosewheels. After maintenance the crew commented the aircraft had received some servicing and was good to go.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 26, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-15

Aircraft Registration
A6-EYP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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