Condor B763 at Halifax on Jun 28th 2016, uncommanded roll
Last Update: July 21, 2016 / 20:03:45 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger booked onto the return flight DE-2415 reported on Jun 30th 2016 that the captain announced in the waiting lounge, that the aircraft had shown a 2 degrees uncommanded roll during the approach to Halifax, the cause of which could not be determined. The return flight therefore was unable to depart on this aircraft, a replacement Boeing 757 would arrive and take the passengers to Frankfurt. The passengers were taken to hotels and departed the following day.
A replacement Boeing 757-300 registration D-ABOF was dispatched from Frankfurt to Halifax as flight DE-2414 on Jun 29th, departed as flight DE-2415 late Jun 29th and delivered the passengers booked onto the return flight to Frankfurt on Jun 30th with a delay of 27 hours.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 3 days, then departed as flight DE-2415 on Jul 1st 2016 and resumed service. The aircraft suffered a hydraulic failure 2 days later, see Incident: Condor B763 near Chania on Jul 3rd 2016, hydraulic failure.
According to preliminary information The Aviation Herald was able to obtain on Jul 19th 2016 a minor uncommanded aileron movement was identified.
On Jul 21st 2016 the Canadian TSB reported the crew observed slight uncommanded aileron movements. The aircraft continued to fly normally resulting in a safe landing. Maintenance replaced both left hand inboard aileron Power Controlled Actuators, carried out the required testing and returned the aircraft to service.
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