Srilankan A333 near Colombo on May 6th 2019, hydraulic failure

Last Update: May 7, 2019 / 21:09:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 6, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
UL-503

Aircraft Registration
4R-ALQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Srilankan Airbus A330-300, registration 4R-ALQ performing flight UL-503 from Colombo (Sri Lanka) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was enroute at FL340 about 530nm northwest of Colombo, about 100nm west of Mangaluru (India), when the crew decided to return to Colombo due to a hydraulic failure. The aircraft descended to FL270 and FL250 for the return and landed safely back on Colombo's runway 22 about 2.5 hours after departure.

A replacement A330-300 registration 4R-ALR reached London with a delay of about 11.5 hours.

A passenger reported the captain announced about one hour into the flight that the aircraft would be returning to Colombo due to a hydraulic failure.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service the following day performing the next day's flight UL-503.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 6, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
UL-503

Aircraft Registration
4R-ALQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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