American B772 over Gulf of Mexico on Apr 26th 2021, hydraulic failure

Last Update: May 1, 2021 / 20:21:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 26, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-163

Aircraft Registration
N755AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N755AN performing flight AA-163 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Miami,FL (USA), was enroute at FL390 over the Gulf of Mexico about 120nm southeast of New Orleans,LA (USA) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA) due to a hydraulic failure. On approach to Houston the crew advised they needed to stop on the runway and requested emergency services and a tow on stand by for landing on runway 08R. A few minutes later the aircraft was subsequently able to taxi off the runway on own power.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration N776AN reached Miami with a delay of about 9 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 27 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 26, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-163

Aircraft Registration
N755AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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