Arabia Egypt A320 near Cairo on Jun 29th 2016, gear door problem

Last Update: July 2, 2016 / 17:12:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
E5-337

Aircraft Registration
SU-AAB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Arabia Egypt Airbus A320-200, registration SU-AAB performing flight E5-337 from Alexandria Borg (Egypt) to Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) with 120 people on board, was climbing out of Alexandria when the crew stopped the climb at FL110 reporting the gear doors did not close after departure and decided to divert to Cairo (Egypt) where the aircraft landed safely on runway 05C about 50 minutes after departure from Alexandria.

A replacement Air Arabia A320-200 registration A6-AOD was dispatched to Cairo, resumed the flight and reached Riyadh with a delay of 7.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Cairo about 35 hours after landing.

Cairo airport sources had reported the aircraft diverted with problems with one of the engines (CFM56).

A native Arabic speaker advised The Aviation Herald on Jul 2nd 2016, that the crew, other than originally reported, did not report an engine problem during their Arabic exchange with Cairo's Air Traffic Control, but advised that the gear doors had remained open after gear retraction, gear operation otherwise was normal.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
E5-337

Aircraft Registration
SU-AAB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
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