• Airbus A330 TAM Blocked Pitots

  • The Airbus A330 which was flying from Miami, USA to Sao Paulo, Brazil, experienced a loss of primary speed and altitude information while in cruise flight. Initial reports indicated that the Flight crew noted an abrupt drop in indicated outside air temperature, followed by the loss of the Air Data Reference System and disconnections of the autopilot and auto-thrust, along with the loss of speed and altitude information. The Flight crew used backup instruments and primary data was restored in about five minutes. The flight landed at Sao Paulo with no further incident and there were no injuries and damage.
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