Event Details

Title:Dual generator trip, Airbus A310-300 (P4ABU), Shannon Airport, August 24, 2002
Micro summary:This A310 had electrical problems and suffered a burst tire on landing.
Event Time:2002-08-24 at 0459 UTC
File Name:2002-08-24-IE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
Publishing Country:Ireland
Report number:2003/018
Site of event:Runway 24, Shannon Airport
Departure:Shannon International Airport, Shannon, Ireland
Airplane Type(s):Airbus A310-300
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):Sultan of Brunei
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:P4ABU was established on the localiser for Runway 24, 12 NM from touchdown at 04:57 hours. The crew reported a technical problem and requested to remain on the approach frequency for radar guidance. The crew then reported the runway in sight and an electrical failure on board. The aircraft burst a starboard tyre on landing and the crew also subsequently reported brake damage. The aircraft taxied to the apron under its own power. The ATS at Shannon notified the Chief Inspector of Accidents. The nominated Inspector visited the aircraft the following day and interviewed the crew.

3.2 Causes
Both left and right generators carried defects into this flight. When an ensuing fault occurred on the right generator during the approach, it tripped from the system. The left generator could not carry the electrical load and it too tripped from the system.
Learning Keywords:Systems - Electrical
Systems - Landing Gear
Systems - Landing Gear - Tires
Close match:Tire tread loss, damage, Boeing 737-436, G-DOCV
Landing gear failure on takeoff, Airbus A300B4, EI-TLL, at Manchester International Airport, July 17, 1997
Electrical system problems, Boeing 767-31AER, PH-MCH


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