Air France A388 near Gothenburg on Jul 1st 2012, door problems

Last Update: July 1, 2012 / 22:42:38 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 1, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-276

Aircraft Registration
F-HPJG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

An Air France Airbus A380-800, registration F-HPJG performing flight AF-276 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), had just reached FL370 about 45nm eastnortheast of Gothenburg (Sweden) when the crew reported door problems and requested to descend to FL250. The aircraft dumped fuel over the Baltic Sea and set course to return to Paris where the aircraft landed safely on runway 27L at about 19:49L (17:49Z) about 5 hours after departure.

Sweden's Civil Aviation Authority said the crew reported door problems and requested to dump fuel over the Baltic Sea.

The airline reported the aircraft returned to Paris for technical checks. The flight is estimated to depart again at 23:30L (21:30Z).

A replacement Airbus A380-800 registration F-HPJF departed runway 09R at 00:36L (Jul 2nd, 22:36Z Jul 1st) about 4:45 hours after landing and is estimated to reach Tokyo with a delay of 10 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 1, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-276

Aircraft Registration
F-HPJG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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