Incident Airbus A320-232 4R-ABL, 08 Oct 2014
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 276385
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:SriLankan Airlines
Registration: 4R-ABL
MSN: 2345
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Tiruchirappalli International Airport (TRZ/VOTR) -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tiruchirappalli International Airport (TRZ/VOTR)
Destination airport:Colombo-Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB/VCBI)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Flight departed runway 09 from Tiruchirappalli International Airport. First Officer was the Pilot Flying on both Sectors. During the take off phase the PIC who was the PNF had adjusted the No 1 Engine Thrust levers, before 300ft, without any abnormal cockpit indication due to an unusual noise from the engine, as he claims, to avert any possible damage to the engines without informing or confirmation from PF. In this process POSITIVE CLIMB call by PNF (PIC) was missed out, and PF (F/O) did not call for the after takeoff Climb checklist. The landing gears were extended throughout the climb phase and a low climb rate was significant. In this configuration the fuel burn was more than what was planned for the flight TRZ- CMB and at FL 190 it was indicating that the flight cannot be continued to CMB. As a result the crew decided to return to TRZ and informed TRZ Control that they are returning due to technical. During the descent the landing gear was retracted and with that the unusual noise ceased to exist. Subsequent landing was uneventful.


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