|Posted: 2012 May 16 at 7:29pm
Yo manke mouri yo tremble.
Incident: American B763 near New York on May 15th 2012, flight control and computer problems
|By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, May 16th 2012 21:50Z, last updated Wednesday, May 16th 2012 22:06Z |
An American Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N352AA performing flight AA-837 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Port au Prince (Haiti) with 188 people on board, was climbing out of New York when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 to troubleshoot an issue. About 10 minutes later the crew declared emergency reporting flight control issues and advised they were wanted to divert to Washington Dulles,DC. On final approach to Dulles Airport the crew advised they were having flight control and computer problems, probably related to each other, continued for a safe landing on runway 19C and taxied to the apron.
After maintenance replaced the mode control panel the incident aircraft positioned back to New York after about 7 hours on the ground and resumed service from New York.
A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration N388AA departed Washington about 9 hours after landing and was enroute at FL360 about 130nm north of Miami,FL when the crew decided to divert to Miami due to a technical problem. The aircraft landed safely on Miami's runway 26L about 30 minutes later. This aircraft was able to resume service from Miami about 6.5 hours later.
Another Boeing 767-300 registration N366AA finally reached Port au Prince with a delay of 22.5 hours.