Air Canada A320 near Toronto on Aug 26th 2013, flaps don't like hot water

Last Update: August 27, 2013 / 20:07:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-404

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FDQV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FDQV performing flight AC-404 from Toronto,ON to Montreal,QC (Canada) with 123 people on board, was climbing through FL200 out of Toronto when the crew received a flap/slat system #2 fault indication. While the crew was working the related checklists cabin crew informed the flight deck that a significant potable hot water leak had occurred in the aft galley. The crew stopped the climb and returned to Toronto for a safe landing about 15 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance reset the slat flap control computer #2, which restored function of the slats and flaps. A pipe had ruptured in the aft galley permitting hot water to leak. The pipe was replaced.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-404

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FDQV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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