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Gulf Air aircraft diverts after problems with flight controls

Airbus aircraft was enroute from Bahrain to Paris when it diverted to Budapest

Gulf Air aircraft diverts after problems with flight controls
Gulf Air

A Gulf Air aircraft enroute from Bahrain to Paris diverted to the Hungarian capital of Budapest after crew reported a problem with the flight controls.

“A Gulf Air Airbus A320-200, registration A9C-AO performing flight GF-19 from Bahrain (Bahrain) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was enroute at FL380 about 90nm east of Budapest (Hungary) when the crew decided to divert to Budapest reporting a problem with the flight controls,” The Aviation Herald reported.

The incident took place on July 16 and resulted in the aircraft remaining on the ground in Budapest for 4.5 hours while the Elevator Aileron Computer (ELAC) was replaced.

The aircraft reached Paris with a delay of five hours, the report added.

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Nezaud 6 years ago

Gulf Air is Flying Airbus A320 single aisle equipment, when the rest of the industry is flying bigger & better air crafts.