Canada A333 near Green Bay on Jan 14th 2020, hydraulic and flaps problems, flaps up landing

Last Update: January 16, 2020 / 21:45:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 14, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-739

Aircraft Registration
C-GEGC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GEGC performing flight AC-739 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 108 people on board, was enroute at FL360 near Green Bay,WI (USA) when the crew received a yellow hydraulic system low pressure and low quantity indication. The crew, after consultation with dispatch and maintenance, decided to return to Toronto, declared PAN PAN on approach to Toronto advising they needed to perform a zero flaps landing and requested emergency services to check the brakes after landing. The aircraft landed safely back in Toronto and vacated the runway.

The Canadian TSB reported the aircraft had been dispatched under minimum equipmet list requirements following a yellow hydraulic pump low pressure alert and a "FLAP SYS 2 INOP" message. In flight the crew received a yellow hydraulic low indication and returned to Toronto. Maintenance found the pressure switch to be leaking. The pressure switch and the o-ring were replaced.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GEGC
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Airbus
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-343
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 14, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-739

Aircraft Registration
C-GEGC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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