03 September, 2018

Iberia's EC-LEU Airbus A340 returns to Madrid for evaluation

The Airbus A340-600 of Iberia that was damaged in a hard and bouncing landing at Quito, has been flown back to madrid for further evaluation as the airline considers whether it can go back into passenger service.

Back on 11th August whilst attempting to land in Quito during poor weather conditions the crew made a hard landing, which they then aborted and performed a go-around. They then made a second approach, however, one of the tyres was found to have burst upon landing and some of the breaking systems was leaking hydraulic fluid.

Iberia confirms the nine-year old aircraft, registration EC-LEU, returned to Madrid on the 27th of last month and are unsure if and when the aircraft can go back into service.