Iberia Express A320 at Lanzarote on Jan 16th 2017, rejected takeoff twice

Last Update: January 18, 2017 / 23:19:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
I2-3857

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-MEH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Iberia Express Airbus A320-200, registration EC-MEH performing flight I2-3857/IB-357 from Lanzarote,CI to Madrid,SP (Spain), was accelerating for takeoff from Lanzarote's runway 03 when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 55 knots over ground) and returned to the apron.

The aircraft taxied out again after about 20 minutes, commenced takeoff on runway 03 about 25 minutes after the first rejected takeoff and rejected takeoff a second time again at low speed. The aircraft returned to the apron.

A replacement A320-200 registration EC-LUD reached Madrid with a delay of 7.5 hours.

A passenger reported the captain announced they rejected takeoff to check some systems. Following the return to the apron and second rejected takeoff the captain announced they needed to check the aircraft.

Another passenger reported they disembarked the aircraft following the second takeoff. A problem on the right hand main gear was suspected.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
I2-3857

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-MEH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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