Swiss A333 near Shiraz on May 14th 2017, wheel well temperature indication

Last Update: May 17, 2017 / 21:19:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 14, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Swiss

Flight number
LX-243

Aircraft Registration
HB-JHA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Swiss Airbus A330-300, registration HB-JHA performing flight LX-243 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Zurich (Switzerland), was enroute at FL360 about 10nm southeast of Shiraz (Iran) when the crew turned the aircraft around to return to Dubai. The aircraft descended to FL270 while the crew worked the related checklists. The crew identified that the indication was false, turned the aircraft again around after about 15 minutes, climbed the aircraft to FL340 and continued to Zurich for a safe landing about 6:20 hours after the first turn around and with a delay of about one hour.

A passenger reported the captain announced that they were turning around to return to Dubai due to a heat sensor in the left main wheel well showing a very high temperature which could indicate a fire in the wheel well, but could also be a sensor malfunction. After some time the aircraft turned around again and the captain announced they had been able to rule out a fire and were now sure of a sensor malfunction. They were now again on their way to Zurich.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
HB-JHA
Country of Registration
Switzerland
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS S.A.S.
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-343
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Max. Operational Passenger Seating Capacity (MOPSC), indicative
Minimum Crew
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 14, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Swiss

Flight number
LX-243

Aircraft Registration
HB-JHA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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