An Aircalin Airbus A330-900neo was approaching Tokyo Narita International Airport suffered flap issue which prompted the crew to stop their descent at 4000 feet. The problem resulted in the aircraft performing a faster-than-normal landing.
The aircraft was forced to stay at Narita Airport for just over 24 hours.
According to reporting by The Aviation Herald, the incident which happened on December 18th, with the New Caledonian carrier Aircalin was flying one of its Airbus A330-900s, registration F-ONET, from Noumea to Tokyo Narita. The flight, SB800, had 173 people on board.
The jet was on approach to Narita when the crew stopped the descent at 4000 feet, reporting problems with the aircraft’s flaps. The jet entered a hold between 4000 feet and 5000 feet while the crew worked through the applicable checklists and prepared for landing.