Kuwait A306 near London on Feb 11th 2014, hydraulic failure

Last Update: February 19, 2014 / 16:04:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 11, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KU-104

Destination
Kuwait, Kuwait

Aircraft Registration
9K-AMA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A300

ICAO Type Designator
A306

A Kuwait Airways Airbus A300-600, registration 9K-AMA performing flight KU-104 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Kuwait (Kuwait), was climbing through FL160 out of London when the crew decided to return to London due to a hydraulic failure. The aircraft landed safely at Heathrow Airport about 20 minutes later.

The aircraft was able to depart again 5 hours after landing and reached Kuwait with a delay of 5:45 hours.

On Feb 19th 2014 the airline told The Aviation Herald: "The Event occurred due to Cabin smoke smell/fumes due to which diversion was considered. On the ground, inspection was carried out on all the related systems including engine, air conditioning, hydraulics etc and all found satisfactory. Few feathers were found on Engine 1 and BirdStrike Inspection was also carried out. Note that the same aircraft departed and landed without incident few hours later. Still we cannot confirm the exact source of Smoke/Smell and Investigation is still under progress."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 11, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KU-104

Destination
Kuwait, Kuwait

Aircraft Registration
9K-AMA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A300

ICAO Type Designator
A306

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