Serious incident Airbus A321-231 (WL) HA-LXD,
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Date:Monday 26 February 2018
Time:11:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A321-231 (WL)
Owner/operator:Wizz Air
Registration: HA-LXD
MSN: 7032
Engine model:IAE V2533-A5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF/LBSF) -   Bulgaria
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF/LBSF)
Destination airport:Bergamo-Orio Al Serio Airport (BGY/LIME)
Investigating agency: AAIU Bulgaria
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Wizz Air flight W64351 diverted to Budapest, Hungary when the airspeed indicators appeared to show wide range unreliable values and variations during initial climb.
The flight took off from runway 09 at Sofia Airport, Bulgaria, at 10:59 UTC, bound for Bergamo, Italy. The aircraft circled to the northwest of the airport until 11:58 UTC, when it diverted to Budapest. A safe landing was carried out at 12:56 UTC.

On 26 February 2018, weather conditions included low temperatures and snowfall. The aircraft had remained on the ground more than 6 hours. De-icing procedures were performed prior to departure. A total of three Wizz Air Airbus A321's (HA-LXD, HA-LXL, HA-LXP) suffered from unreliable airspeed indications that morning. One aborted the takeoff while two diverted to Budapest.


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24-Mar-2018 10:59 harro Added

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