Canada A333 at Geneva on Feb 10th 2019, black smoke from engine due to hydraulic fault

Last Update: February 21, 2019 / 19:02:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-835

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GHKR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GHKR performing flight AC-835 from Geneva (Switzerland) to Montreal,QC (Canada) with 258 passengers and 11 crew, was climbing out of Geneva's runway 22 when tower advised there was black smoke coming out of the left engine (Trent 772). The crew stopped the climb at 7000 feet and advised they wanted to return to Geneva, upon being handed off to approach for the return the crew declared PAN PAN and requested vectors while running the checklists. The aircraft returned to Geneva for a safe landing on runway 22 about 45 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the groung for about 25 hours, then positioned to Montreal as flight AC-2035.

On Feb 21st 2019 the Canadian TSB reported tower notified the crew of black smoke coming from the left hand engine, at the same time the crew received an ECAM message indicating the blue hydraulic pump had failed. The crew declared PAN PAN and returned to Geneva for an overweight landing. Maintenance replaced the Blue Ground Service Manifold, the high pressure as well as low pressure filters according to the Aircraft Maintenance Manual. The blue hydraulic reservoir was refilled, several checks conducted as well as an overweight landing inspection completed before the aircraft returned to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-835

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GHKR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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