Cathay A343 at Amsterdam on Feb 21st 2014, could not retract flaps

Last Update: February 22, 2014 / 22:54:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 21, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-270

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-HXE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A340-300, registration B-HXE performing flight CX-270 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Hong Kong (China), was climbing out of Amsterdam's runway 18L when the crew reported upon contacting departure that they had problems with the flaps and possibly needed to return to Amsterdam, but for now wanted to continue on the departure route at a speed below 200 KIAS and level off at FL100. The crew subsequently worked the relevant checklists attempting to reset the flaps system, however, without success and subsequently decided to return to Amsterdam. The aircraft dumped fuel at FL140 and returned to Amsterdam for a safe landing on runway 27 about 90 minutes after departure.

Passengers are complaining that their flight was delayed by 48 hours as result.

B-HXE is still on the ground in Amsterdam 33 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 21, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-270

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-HXE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

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