Monday, October 11, 2010

Incident: Philippine Airlines A319 at Cagayan de Oro on Oct 8th 2010, flaps problem

Philippine Airlines Airbus A319-100, flight PR-185 from Manila to Cagayan de Oro (Philippines), was on approach to Cagayan de Oro's Lumbia Airport when the crew aborted the approach at around 13:54L (05:54Z) and entered a holding for about 15 minutes. The airplane subsequently commenced the approach and landed safely on runway 19 (length 2454 meters/8050 feet) at a higher than normal speed.

A passenger reported, that the crew announced they needed to wait for better weather, it was indeed cloudy and rainy. When the airplane commenced the approach and landed the passenger noticed that the flaps looked like in cruise flight, the trailing edges of the flaps were even with the trailing edges of the wings, the passenger could not see the leading edge devices (slats). Emergency services were on standby for the landing.

Taxi drivers observing the arrival commented, that the airplane came in much faster than usual, with the wet runway they were in doubt for a short time the airplane would be able to stop on the runway.

By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Oct 11th 2010 10:16Z, last updated Monday, Oct 11th 2010 10:22ZA

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