British Airways A320 near Budapest on Mar 22nd 2014, control problems

Last Update: February 10, 2016 / 14:37:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 23, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-870

Aircraft Registration
G-EUUE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-EUUE performing flight BA-870 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Budapest (Hungary) with 144 people on board, was descending towards Budapest when the crew declared PAN reporting control problems later explaining they expected a normal landing, it was just an unusual configuration, they had slight "miscontrol" of their right hand aileron and could not use speedbrakes. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Budapest's runway 13L about 20 minutes later.

The return flight BA-865 the following morning was cancelled.

On Feb 10th 2016 the French BEA reported based on notification by Hungary's Authorities, that the captain reported the crew received "RA FAULT" and "ELAC1 FAULT" indications in flight, the right hand ailerons remained deflected about half scale up, the autopilot remained engaged with a trim setting of 3.6 units. Although the ECAM displayed the ELAC 1 FAULT, the ELAC 1 push button's fault light at the overhead panels did not illuminate. The right hand aileron's up deflection increased at lower altitude. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by Hungary's Transportation Safety Board.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 23, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-870

Aircraft Registration
G-EUUE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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