Canada B38M over Pacific on Dec 24th 2018, hydraulic quantity decreasing

Last Update: December 28, 2018 / 20:48:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-535

Aircraft Registration
C-FSCY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

An Air Canada Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration C-FSCY performing flight AC-535 from Vancouver,BC (Canada) to Kahului,HI (USA) with 167 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute over the Pacific Ocean about 2 hours into the flight when the crew noticed the hydraulic quantity A had reduced to 67% and was degrading. The crew consulted with dispatch and maintenance, a decision to continue the flight was reached, the crew should report the situation within an hour again. 30 minutes later the quantity had reduced another percent, and another 30 minutes later the quantity had reduced to 65%. In the following discussion with dispatch and maintenance the decision was made to return to Vancouver. The aircraft landed safely back in Vancouver about 3 hours after the decision to return.

The Canadian TSB reported the operator's maintenance is investigating the causes.

A replacement Boeing 737-8 MAX registration C-FSOC reached Kahului with a delay of about 10 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-535

Aircraft Registration
C-FSCY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

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