Canada A333 over Atlantic on Jun 22nd 2018, hydraulic failure

Last Update: June 24, 2018 / 20:49:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 22, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-885

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GFAH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GFAH performing flight AC-885 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Montreal,QC (Canada), was enroute at FL360 about 600nm west of Brest (France) when the crew decided to abort the flight due to a hydraulic failure. The crew requested to divert to London, however, was denied while already in UK airspace near Plymouth,EN (UK) and therefore set course for a return to Paris. The aircraft landed safely back in Paris about 4.5 hours after departure.

A passenger reported the captain announced about 2.5 hours into the flight they were diverting to London due to a hydraulic failure, subsequently announced that they were refused by ATC and were now returning to Paris.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 22, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-885

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GFAH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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