Gol B738 near Natal on Dec 9th 2012, hydraulic failure

Last Update: December 10, 2012 / 14:33:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 9, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G3-1703

Departure
Natal, Brazil

Aircraft Registration
PR-VBB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Gol Linhas Aereas Boeing 737-800, registration PR-VBB performing flight G3-1703 from Natal,RN to Rio de Janeiro Galeao,RJ (Brazil) with 133 passengers, was climbing out of Natal when the crew stopped the climb at FL320 due to a hydraulic failure, entered a hold at FL170 to work the checklists and burn off fuel, then returned to Natal for a safe landing about one hour after departure.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

The airline confirmed the aircraft needed to return to Natal to receive maintenance on the hydraulic systems.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 9, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G3-1703

Departure
Natal, Brazil

Aircraft Registration
PR-VBB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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