Singapore A388 at Singapore on Apr 19th 2014, bleed air problems and deflated tyres on landing
Last Update: April 22, 2014 / 20:39:23 GMT/Zulu time
A replacement Airbus A380-800 registration 9V-SKE reached London with a delay of 11.5 hours.
The airline reported a number of tyres deflated during landing when the aircraft returned to Singapore due to air conditioning problems.
Passengers reported they had been pushed back and engine start commenced, however two engines did not light up. Maintenance worked on those engines for two hours, then the aircraft departed, however, the air conditioning did not work. The aircraft returned to Singapore and touched down "so hard", a number of tyres burst.
The Aviation Herald learned that engines #3 and #4 (both right hand engines) were suffering from low starter pressure and could thus not be started. The problem was solved after about 2 hours and the aircraft departed. Climbing through 4000 feet the crew received indications that air conditioning systems #1 and #2 had failed, the crew worked the related checklists but were unable to reset the packs. The aircraft performed an overweight landing at 523 tons, the brakes reached temperatures of up to 820 degrees C which resulted in 8 tyres deflating while the aircraft turned off the runway. The passengers disembarked via mobile stairs onto the taxiway.
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