Hong Kong A359 at San Francisco on Jul 29th 2019, flaps problems

Last Update: July 30, 2019 / 21:53:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 29, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
HX-61

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-LGA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

A Hong Kong Airlines Airbus A350-900, registration B-LGA performing flight HX-61 from San Francisco,CA (USA) to Hong Kong (China), was climbing out of San Francisco's runway 28R already cleared to climb to FL190 when the crew requested to level off at 3000 feet and accepted the controller's 4000 feet. A few minutes later the crew advised they had a problem with the flaps and wanted to remain to close to the airport. The aircraft entered a hold at 6000 feet for about 4 hours to burn off fuel and returned to San Francisco for a safe landing on runway 28L at a normal speed about 4:40 hours after departure.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 29, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
HX-61

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-LGA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

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