China Southern A333 near Amsterdam on May 14th 2016, bleed air problems

Last Update: May 14, 2016 / 20:49:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 14, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CZ-346

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
B-5965

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A China Southern Airbus A330-300, registration B-5965 performing flight CZ-346 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Beijing (China), was climbing through FL320 out of Amsterdam about 40nm north of Hamburg (Germany) when the crew initiated a rapid descent to FL100 due to problems with the bleed air systems and set course back to Amsterdam. The crew worked the related checklists, turned on course to Beijing and climbed the aircraft through FL290 when they again needed to rapidly descend the aircraft to FL150. The aircraft returned to Amsterdam, burned off fuel and landed safely on runway 27 about 3.5 hours after departure.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 14, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CZ-346

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
B-5965

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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