Air France Flight from Paris Suffers Fault on Descent to Nice

Air France Flight from Paris Suffers Fault on Descent to Nice
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Last week, an Air France flight from Paris CDG suffered a fault during it’s descent into Nice Airport.

It is key to note that the issue was brought under control by the pilots quickly, thus not requiring an emergency broadcast.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

AF7312 – Paris to Nice…

Air France Flight from Paris Suffers Fault on Descent to Nice
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Air France Flight from Paris Suffers Fault on Descent to Nice
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Air France flight AF7312 is a routine scheduled flight between Paris CDG and Nice.

The aircraft involved in this incident is registered as F-GMZD.

As per data from, F-GMZD is a 29 year old Airbus A321-100 that started out life with Air Inter in May 1995.

The aircraft was then handed over to Air France in April 1997.

Of the A321-100 variant, the French carrier has 4 of them, of which all but one are in active service.

Furthermore, the average fleet age of the variant currently stands at 29.2 years.

Air France flight AF7312 departed Paris CDG at 2154 local time on March 23 and proceeded now to Nice.

During it’s descent into NCE, the crew aborted this process amid an issue identified onboard.

Reporting from The Aviation Herald states that the aircraft had a reverser fault indication on the plane.

Following the issue being rectified via checklists, AF7312 from Paris landed safely into Nice without further incident.

Issue Quickly Rectified By Technicians…

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Data from RadarBox shows that the aircraft was grounded for around eight hours.

This shows that the technicians were able to fix the issue quickly and safely.

F-GMZD operated the return back to Paris from Nice the next morning, and has operated between 10-15 flights since the incident.

It remains clear that the issues have been fixed, and that the aircraft has continued to remain fit to fly after nearly 30 years in service.

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