American B763 near Nantucket on Oct 11th 2018, hydraulic leak

Last Update: October 13, 2018 / 21:53:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 11, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-52

Aircraft Registration
N391AA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

Airport ICAO Code
KPHL

An American Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N391AA performing flight AA-52 from Philadelphia,PA (USA) to Prague (Czech Republic), was enroute at FL350 about 20nm northeast of Nantucket,MA (USA) when the crew decided to return to Philadelphia due to indications of a hydraulic leak as well as loss of hydraulic pressure on the center hydraulic system. The aircraft performed an overweight landing on Philadelphia's runway 09R and due to remnants of Hurricane Michael touched down hard.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 22 hours before returning to service.



Metars:
KPHL 120300Z 36009KT 6SM -TSRA BR BKN019 BKN050CB OVC080 22/21 A2952 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E-S TSB00 OCNL LTGIC VC S TS VC S MOV NE P0001 T02170211 $=
KPHL 120254Z 05004KT 4SM RA BR SCT019 BKN060 OVC110 22/21 A2953 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E-S TSE06 SLP998 P0007 60023 T02170211 57021 $=
KPHL 120250Z 05004KT 4SM RA BR FEW045 BKN080 OVC110 22/21 A2954 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE AND S TSE06 P0007 $=
KPHL 120240Z 05004KT 4SM VCTS RA BR FEW045 BKN080 OVC110 22/21 A2952 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE AND S TSE06 PRESFR OCNL LTGIC DSNT SE-DSNT S CB DSNT SE-DSNT S MOV NE P0005 T02170211 $=
KPHL 120233Z 05004KT 4SM VCTS RA BR BKN027 BKN080 OVC110 22/21 A2954 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE AND S TSE06 PRESFR OCNL LTGIC DSNT SE-DSNT S CB DSNT SE-DSNT S MOV NE P0003 T02220206 $=
KPHL 120214Z 05004KT 6SM VCTS -RA BR SCT016 BKN027 BKN050 OVC130 22/21 A2958 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE-SW TSE06 OCNL LTGIC DSNT SE-DSNT SW CB DSNT SE-DSNT SW MOV NE P0001 T02170211 $=
KPHL 120206Z 06007KT 6SM VCTS -RA BR SCT010 BKN015 OVC110 22/21 A2957 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE-SW TSE06 OCNL LTGIC DSNT SE-DSNT S CB DSNT SE-DSNT S MOV NE P0000 T02170211 $=
KPHL 120200Z 07007KT 6SM -TSRA BR BKN015 BKN035CB OVC060 22/21 A2957 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE-SW OCNL LTGICCC VC SE TS VC SE MOV NE P0000 T02170211 $=
KPHL 120154Z 08008KT 050V110 8SM -TSRA BKN012 BKN050CB OVC100 22/21 A2958 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE-SW TSB09 SLP014 OCNL LTGICCC VC E TS VC E MOV NE P0008 T02170211 $=
KPHL 120109Z 04008KT 7SM -TSRA BKN012 BKN048CB OVC110 22/22 A2957 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT S TSB09 OCNL LTGIC VC SW TS VC SW MOV NE P0002 T02220217 $=
KPHL 120054Z 05012KT 7SM -RA SCT012 BKN024 OVC048 23/22 A2959 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NE AND S AND SW TSB28E46 SLP019 P0008 T02280217 $=
KPHL 120046Z 03008KT 7SM -RA SCT012 SCT024 OVC110 23/22 A2959 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT S AND SW TSB28E46 P0007 T02280217 $=
KPHL 120037Z 35005KT 3SM +TSRA BR FEW016 SCT023CB BKN085 OVC130 23/22 A2960 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT S AND SW TSB28 OCNL LTGIC OHD TS OHD MOV NE P0005 T02280217 $=
KPHL 120028Z 32007KT 7SM -TSRA SCT025CB BKN070 OVC110 24/23 A2959 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT S TSB28 OCNL LTGIC VC SW TS VC SW MOV NE P0001 T02390228 $=
KPHL 112354Z 20004KT 6SM -RA BR SCT025 BKN070 OVC110 24/23 A2959 RMK AO2 RAB38 SLP021 P0002 60002 T02390233 10283 20233 58006 $=
KPHL 112344Z 18003KT 6SM RA BR SCT031 BKN090 OVC110 24/23 A2959 RMK AO2 RAB38 P0001 T02390233 $=
KPHL 112254Z 14006KT 10SM SCT075 SCT090 BKN120 OVC200 24/23 A2960 RMK AO2 RAE30 SLP023 P0000 T02440228 $=
KPHL 112154Z 24005KT 10SM -RA SCT046 BKN055 BKN150 OVC250 26/23 A2961 RMK AO2 RAB52 SLP027 P0000 T02610228 $=
KPHL 112054Z 23009KT 10SM SCT029 SCT110 BKN160 OVC260 27/22 A2961 RMK AO2 SLP027 T02720222 58013 $=
KPHL 111954Z 23012KT 10SM SCT029 BKN110 BKN220 OVC260 28/22 A2963 RMK AO2 SLP032 T02830222 $=
KPHL 111854Z 23014G22KT 10SM SCT023 SCT046 BKN200 BKN250 28/22 A2964 RMK AO2 SLP035 T02830217 $=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 11, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-52

Aircraft Registration
N391AA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

Airport ICAO Code
KPHL

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