Wizzair A320 near London on Aug 22nd 2015, unreliable airspeed

Last Update: August 31, 2015 / 15:33:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 22, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Wizz Air

Flight number
W6-1610

Destination
Gdansk, Poland

Aircraft Registration
HA-LYD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Wizzair Airbus A320-200, registration HA-LYD performing flight W6-1610 from London Luton,EN (UK) to Gdansk (Poland), was climbing out of London Luton Airport's runway 08 when the crew reported an instrument problem, stopped the climb at 5000 feet and returned to Luton Airport for a safe landing on runway 08 about 27 minutes after departure.

A passenger reported the crew announced a problem with the instrumentation as cause of their return.

The aircraft remained on the ground 2:50 hours, then departed again and reached Gdansk for a safe landing with a delay of 2:50 hours.

On Aug 31st 2015 The Aviation Herald learned, that a large insect had been removed from the left pitot tube while the aircraft was on the ground at Luton after the return.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 22, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Wizz Air

Flight number
W6-1610

Destination
Gdansk, Poland

Aircraft Registration
HA-LYD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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