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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121953
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:25-APR-2011
Time:evening
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:Swiss International Airlines
Registration: HB-IJH
MSN: 574
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 162
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH/LSZH)
Narrative:
A Swiss Airbus A320-200, registration HB-IJH performing flight LX-339 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Zurich (Switzerland) with 156 passengers and 6 crew, was in the initial climb out of London Heathrow's runway 09R when the crew reported the failure of one of the hydraulic systems, stopped the climb at 6,000 feet and entered a holding pattern to troubleshoot the problem.

The airplane subsequently returned to London Heathrow for a safe landing on runway 09L about 40 minutes after departure and stopped on the runway due to lack of nose wheel steering. The airplane needed to be towed to the apron. The passengers were taken to hotels and were re-booked onto other flights the following day.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20110429033233/http://www.bielertagblatt.ch:80/News/Schweiz/204618
2. http://www.drs.ch/www/de/drs/nachrichten/nachrichtenticker/oid.e39ef3df9f83e57a17aa850a2e8bd4eb.html?s=ch
3. https://bazonline.ch/panorama/vermischtes/SwissMaschine-bricht-Flug-ab/story/17399369
4. http://avherald.com/h?article=43b90445&opt=0
5. ACARS data

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

23 Aug 2008 HB-IJH Swiss International 0 Geneva International Airport (GVA), Geneva non


Images:

Photo of HB-IJH courtesy AirHistory.net


Zürich (LSZH / ZRH)
6 August 2020; (c) Pat

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Apr-2011 01:23 zuzuro Added
26-Apr-2011 03:55 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Apr-2011 04:01 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
26-Apr-2011 04:07 RobertMB Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
28-Nov-2016 23:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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