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Old 12th Feb 2007, 17:32
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I heard some further news about the EZY incident, apparently the crew were not only given spurious indications from the ECAM as to engine failures, but they also had a number of problems with the displays themselves. The captain lost his PFD and according to my sources, the ECAM display repeatedly threw up ECAM fault warnings which the crew could not cancel. I hear the Post Flight Report was totally saturated to the extent that they ran out of printer paper printing it.

While bugs are inherent especially in the 'bus, maybe you pilots out there can shed some light on this one. If the ECAM is pumping out hundreds of fault messages which are erroneous, how do you know whether there are other failures lower down on the list which you cannot see? That and actions like how to recover your PFD..

I understand also that the AAIB are investigating. They must be getting good at A319s after the Easyjet power failure in Bristol!:
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Old 12th Feb 2007, 19:20
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I certainly wouldn't belittle this event at all.

Having two rapid warnings that if you follow the ECAM tell you to turn off the engines........ compounded by what appears to be multiple false and unsubstantiated warnings......... AND PFD / ND info degredation.........and all in the london TMA where it's a little busy at the best of times is not 'nothing' as a previous poster said.

I've been a trainer and examiner and I'd have had a hell of a time working out what was going on.

I think the crew did a sterling job getting on the ground asap.

I'd love to meet them and hear it from them so I can learn from their experience.

for what it's worth I've been on the bus for a number of years and have nothing but praise for it-- but when it drops you in it, it really does it properly.

willbe waiting for the report with interest.
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Old 12th Feb 2007, 21:08
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Careful of mis-information.

The Captain did not lose his PFD. He lost 'some data from his PFD and ND'. There were other spurious warnings as the system responsible for providing the info (DMC 1) was, in all probability it seems, malfunctioning.

The possibility of this is covered in the FCOM, but there is no way this crew had the time to address that and they did a sterling job when presented with confusing issues.

The investigation is reported as 'on-going' but I see no reference to AAIB in today's email to all crew.
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