UPS B752 at Louisville on Dec 28th 2020, hydraulic failure

Last Update: December 28, 2020 / 14:16:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 28, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-342

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A UPS United Parcel Service Boeing 757-200, registrtaion N468UP performing flight 5X-342 from Louisville,KY (USA) to San Juan (Puerto Rico) with 3 crew, was climbing out of Louisville's runway 17R when the crew requested to level off at 5000 feet to run checklists. The crew subsequently indicated they needed to return to Louisville and declared emergency as a precaution advising they would need to do everything manually including dropping the landing gear, later advising they had lost the left hydraulic system. The aircraft positioned for an ILS approach to runway 17R, advised tower they had no nose wheel steering, would try to make the high speed turn off and needed a tow afterwards, if they couldn't make the highspeed turn off, they'd need to be towed off the runway. The aircraft landed safely on runway 17R, the aircraft vacated the runway via the high speed turn off.

The aircraft is still on the ground about 7 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 28, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-342

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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