Etihad B789 at Zurich on Jun 18th 2017, flaps problem

Last Update: June 21, 2017 / 21:51:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 18, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-73

Aircraft Registration
A6-BLD

ICAO Type Designator
B789

An Etihad Boeing 787-900, registration A6-BLD performing flight EY-73 from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Zurich (Switzerland), was on approach to Zurich's runway 34 when the crew aborted the approach reporting problems with the flaps. The aircraft climbed back to 6000 feet and entered a hold for about 10 minutes while working the checklists and prepare for landing at a higher speed than normal, the aircraft positioned for another approach to runway 34 and landed safely at a higher than normal speed (about 192 knots over ground). The aircraft taxied to the apron.

The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight, the return flight was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Zurich for about 88 hours, then departed for a positioning flight back to Abu Dhabi.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 18, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-73

Aircraft Registration
A6-BLD

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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