N283AY US Airways A330 diverts to Dublin
Today's flight AWE 707 routing Munich to Philadelphia diverted to Dublin with a problem in the Inertial Navigation System. The flight was over Northern Ireland when the problem was encountered. After initially electing to divert to Shannon the crew decided to change course and divert to Dublin instead , possibly due to the fact that the fix could be better effected in Dublin than Shannon. The flight, operated by Airbus A330-243 registered N283AY landed at Dublin at approximately 13.40 utc and departed again just under three hours later. N283AY is a very recent delivery to US Airways, having been taken in charge as recently as December 2009.
On January 11 last Aer Lingus suffered a similar INS failure on Airbus A330 registered EI-EDY which turned back to Dublin shortly after passing the west coast of Ireland. The aircraft was operating flight EIN105.