Atlas B744 near Charleston on Mar 2nd 2023, equipment cooling failure

Last Update: March 3, 2023 / 20:05:38 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 2, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Atlas Air

Flight number
FX-251

Aircraft Registration
N477MC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 freighter on behalf of Fedex Federal Express, registration N477MC performing flight FX-251 from Memphis,TN (USA) to San Juan (Puerto Rico) with 5 crew, was enroute at FL330 over the Atlantic Ocean about 260nm southeast of Charleston,SC (USA) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Charleston reporting an equipment cooling failure. Later on final approach the crew declared emergency reporting the #1 hydraulic system was out. The aircraft landed safely on runway 33 about 50 minutes after the decision to turn around and was towed off the runway.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 19 hours, then continued the flight to San Juan as flight FX-251D.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N477MC
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
747-47UF
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B744
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 2, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Atlas Air

Flight number
FX-251

Aircraft Registration
N477MC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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