US Airways A333 near Gander on May 24th 2014, fuel became unusable

Last Update: June 3, 2014 / 20:58:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 24, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
US Airways

Flight number
US-729

Aircraft Registration
N272AY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A US Airways Airbus A330-300, registration N272AY performing flight US-729 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Philadelphia,PA (USA) with 296 people on board, was enroute at FL360 about 200nm northeast of Gander,NL (Canada) when the crew determined 12,100lbs of fuel in the left outer trim fuel tank could not be transferred for use, the flight thus could not make it to destination. The crew initiated a diversion to Stephenville,NL (Canada), then changed to Bangor,ME (USA) and finally landed safely in Boston,MA (USA).

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance replaced the faulty left inner fuel tank actuator.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N272AY
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-323
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 24, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
US Airways

Flight number
US-729

Aircraft Registration
N272AY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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