Fedex MD11 near Seattle on Sep 23rd 2023, hydraulic fault

Last Update: November 9, 2023 / 20:48:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 23, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Flight number
FX-6021

Aircraft Registration
N589FE

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

A Fedex Federal Express McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighter, registration N589FE performing flight FX-6021 from Seattle,WA to Anchorage,AK (USA) with 2 crew, was enroute at FL400 about 30nm west of Victoria,BC (Canada) when the crew received a "HYD 3 ELEV OFF" indication followed by a decrease of the #3 hydraulic quantity and decided to declare emergency and return to Seattle. On approach to Seattle the crew attempted a normal gear extension to no avail, consulted with the checklists and performed an alternate gear extension. The aircraft landed without further incident and was towed to the apron.

The Canadian TSB stated: "During cruise, the crew received a HYD 3 ELEV OFF alert followed by a decrease in the hydraulic fluid quantity in the No. 3 hydraulic system." and reported: "Maintenance retorqued the hydraulic B-nut, replaced both engine driven hydraulic pumps, and replaced 4 hydraulic manifold filters."
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N589FE
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model / Type
MD-11F
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
MD11
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
Sep 23, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Flight number
FX-6021

Aircraft Registration
N589FE

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

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