|Title:||All Engines-out Landing Due to Fuel Exhaustion, Air Transat, Airbus A330-243 marks C-GITS, Lajes, Azores, Portugal, 24 August 2001 (Recommended)|
|Micro summary:||Following an undetected fuel leak, this A330-243 had to dead-stick to a successful landing.|
|Event Time:||2001-08-24 at 0613 UTC|
|Publishing Agency:||Aviation Accidents Prevention and Investigation Department|
|Report number:||22 / ACCID /GPIAA / 2001|
|Site of event:||42.44N 23.05W|
|Departure:||Lester B Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Destination:||Aeroporto das Lajes, Terceira, Azores, Portugal|
|Airplane Type(s):||Airbus A330-243|
|Type of flight:||Revenue|
|Executive Summary:||On August 24, 2001, Air Transat Flight TSC236, an Airbus 330-243 aircraft, was on a scheduled flight from Toronto Lester B Pearson Airport, Ontario (CYYZ), Canada to Lisbon Airport (LPPT), Portugal with 13 crew and 293 passengers on board. At 05:33, the aircraft was at 4244N/2305W when the crew noted a fuel imbalance.|
At 05:45, the crew initiated a diversion from the flight-planned route for a landing at the Lajes Airport (LPLA), Terceira Island in the Azores. At 05:48, the crew advised Santa Maria Oceanic Control that the flight was diverting due to a fuel shortage.
At 06:13, the crew notified air traffic control that the right engine (Rolls-Royce RB211 Trent 772B) had flamed out. At 06:26, when the aircraft was about 65 nautical miles from the Lajes airport and at an altitude of about FL 345, the crew reported that the left engine had also flamed out and that a ditching at sea was possible.
Assisted by radar vectors from Lajes air traffic control, the crew carried out an engines-out, visual approach, at night and in good visual weather conditions.
The aircraft landed on runway 33 at the Lajes Airport at 06:45. After the aircraft came to a stop, small fires started in the area of the left main-gear wheels, but these fires were immediately extinguished by the crash rescue response vehicles that were in position for the landing.
The Captain ordered an emergency evacuation; 16 passengers and 2 cabin-crew members received injuries during the emergency evacuation.
The aircraft suffered structural damage to the fuselage and to the main landing gear.
|Learning Keywords:||Operations - Deadstick/Power Loss|
|Operations - Evacuation|
|Operations - Fuel Exhaustion|
|Systems - Fuel|
|Systems - Fuel - Leak|
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