Canada A333 at Zurich on Mar 23rd 2018, hydraulic failure

Last Update: April 5, 2018 / 20:58:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 23, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-879

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GFAF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GFAF performing flight AC-879 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 301 people on board, was climbing through 2000 feet out of Zurich's runway 16 when the crew received indications the blue hydraulic system had failed. The crew consulted with dispatch and maintenance, all of which agreed to continue the flight to destination. The aircraft climbed to cruise level and continued to Toronto for a safe landing about 8.5 hours after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance replaced the Leak Measurement Grd Manifold, the left hand engine blue engine driven pump assembly and the pressure, return and case drain filters.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GFAF
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Airbus
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-343
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 23, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-879

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GFAF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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