American A321 near Charlotte on Feb 12th 2021, hydraulic failure

Last Update: February 14, 2021 / 17:27:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 12, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1990

Aircraft Registration
N162UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N162UW performing flight AA-1990 from Charlotte,NC to Tampa,FL (USA) with 196 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 290nm south of Charlotte when the crew decided to turn around and return to Charlotte due to a hydraulic failure. The crew advised they needed to stop on the runway and would need to be towed to the apron. The aircraft landed safely on runway 36C about 50 minutes after the decision to return and stopped on the runway. The crew advised it appeared they still had nose wheel steering and were able to vacate the runway. The aircraft vacated the runway and stopped clear of the runway. The aircraft was towed to the apron.

A replacement A321-200 registration N974UY reached Tampa with a delay of about 3 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 12, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1990

Aircraft Registration
N162UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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