Incident Airbus CC-150T Polaris (A310-304 MRTT) 15004, Friday 8 May 2015
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Date:Friday 8 May 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic A310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus CC-150T Polaris (A310-304 MRTT)
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force
Registration: 15004
MSN: 444
Year of manufacture:1987
Engine model:GE CF6-80C2A2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Kuwait ? -   Kuwait
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kuwait ?
Destination airport:Kuwait ?
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 8 May 2015 at 1510 hrs (L), the CC-150 departed its base of operation for an air to air refueling mission in support of OP IMPACT. Upon successful completion of the mission the crew commenced their return home. Approximately 4h into the flight and 1h 15min from landing, the crew felt a significant, sudden vibration which lasted approximately 3-4 seconds, and was felt in the control column and rudder pedals on the flight deck, as well as generally throughout the aircraft. The crew checked all aircraft system pages on the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) system, and nothing unusual was found. The flight continued without further incident and landed safely at 2024 hrs (L).

Upon landing, an exterior inspection revealed delamination of the RH Elevator trailing edge. Damage was assessed as minor.

Operation IMPACT is the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force (MESF)


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30-Jun-2015 20:01 harro Added

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