Emirates B773 near Amsterdam on Feb 21st 2021, suspected fuel leak

Last Update: February 21, 2021 / 16:28:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 21, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-201

Aircraft Registration
A6-EQJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Emirates Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EQJ performing flight EK-201 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was enroute at FL340 over the North Sea about 250nm northwest of Amsterdam (Netherlands) when the crew decided to descend to FL200 and entered a hold, then turn around and divert to Amsterdam due to a suspected fuel leak. The crew advised both engines were still running. The aircraft landed safely on Amsterdam's runway 18C about 90 minutes after leaving FL340. Emergency services inspected the aircraft but did not find any leaks. The crew was relayed the request by maintenance to keep both engines running even at the gate until further notice.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Amsterdam about 3 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 21, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-201

Aircraft Registration
A6-EQJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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