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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147948
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Date:16-AUG-2012
Time:18:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-202
Owner/operator:Alitalia
Registration: EI-DIP
C/n / msn: 339
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Boston-Logan Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Boston-Logan Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS)
Destination airport:Rome-Fiumicino (FCO/LIRF)
Narrative:
Flight AZ615 diverted to New York-JFK because of undercarriage problems after takeoff from Boston (BOS).
Before the take off passengers reported smelling burnt tyres. Landing gears were malfunctioning and could not be retracted after takeoff.
The crew decided to divert the plane to New York-JFK, in order to avoid problems with drag and lower speed over the Atlantic Ocean.
It landed safely about two hours later in NY.
Retractable landing gears were repaired.

Sources:

https://www.corriere.it/cronache/12_agosto_22/alitalia-guasto-carrello-boston-roma_4c0ec0ee-ec80-11e1-9004-4e22268e2993.shtml

http://it.flightaware.com/live/flight/AZA615/history/20120816/2110Z/KBOS/KJFK


Images:

Photo of EI-DIP courtesy AirHistory.net


Rome - Fiumicino (LIRF / FCO)
24 September 2019; (c) Erik Sleutelberg

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Aug-2012 00:35 mb69itarg Added
27-Aug-2012 00:44 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
27-Aug-2012 00:54 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]

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