ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208137
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Narrative:Wizz Air flight W64351 diverted to Budapest, Hungary when the airspeed indicators appeared to show wide range unreliable values and variations during initial climb.
|Date:||Monday 26 February 2018|
Airbus A321-231 (WL)
|Engine model:||IAE V2533-A5|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Aircraft damage:|| None|
|Location:||near Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF/LBSF) -
|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|
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.
https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/serious-incident-to-the-airbus-a321-registered-ha-lxd-and-operated-by-wizz-air-on-26022018-at-sofi/ https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=208135 https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=208136
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