Air France A388 near Marseille on May 28th 2016, engine oil leak

Last Update: May 28, 2016 / 19:38:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 28, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-990

Aircraft Registration
F-HPJI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

An Air France Airbus A380-800, registration F-HPJI performing flight AF-990 (dep May 27th) from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Johannesburg (South Africa), was enroute at FL370 about 80nm south of Marseille (France) when the crew decided to return to Paris due to indications of a possible engine (GP7270) oil leak. The aircraft maintained FL370 until top of descent into Paris and landed safely on Charles de Gaulle Airport's runway 08L about 2.5 hours after departure.

The airline reported a technical incident, the passengers were taken to hotels.

Two Passengers reported independently the crew announced a minor technical issue, an engine oil leak prompted them to return to Paris. One of them reported, that once on the ground he heard from ground staff that one of the engines had later been shut down in flight.

A replacement Airbus A380-800 registration F-HPJD departed Paris as flight AF-990A with a delay of 18 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 28, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-990

Aircraft Registration
F-HPJI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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