Saudia A333 at Jeddah on May 9th 2012, disagreeing airspeed, pitot probe blocked by burned pitot cover

Last Update: May 30, 2012 / 15:49:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 9, 2012

Flight number
SV-641

Destination
Beirut, Lebanon

Aircraft Registration
HZ-AQA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration HZ-AQA performing flight SV-641 from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Beirut (Lebanon), was climbing out of Jeddah when the crew detected the airspeed indications did no longer agree, the autopilot disconnected. The aircraft returned to Jeddah for a safe landing.

A post flight inspection revealed one of the pitot tubes was completely blocked with burned material consistent with a burned pitot probe cover.

Saudi Arabia's Accident Investigation Board opened an investigation into the incident.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 9, 2012

Flight number
SV-641

Destination
Beirut, Lebanon

Aircraft Registration
HZ-AQA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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