Air Malta A320 near Amsterdam on Oct 15th 2011, hydraulic failure

Last Update: June 11, 2012 / 09:38:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 15, 2011

Airline
Air Malta

Flight number
KM-396

Departure
Malta, Malta

Aircraft Registration
9H-AEF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Malta Airbus A320-200, registration 9H-AEF performing flight KM-396 from Malta (Malta) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 180 people on board, was on approach to Amsterdam when the crew reported a hydraulic failure. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 06.

The Aviation Herald learned on Jun 10th 2012, that a hydraulic line on the #1 engine (CFM56), the engine had just recently been changed, ruptured causing the green hydraulic fluid to leak. The crew thus lost the #1 thrust reverser and nose wheel steering and had to deploy the gear manually. The aircraft stopped on the runway after landing and needed to be towed to the apron.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 15, 2011

Airline
Air Malta

Flight number
KM-396

Departure
Malta, Malta

Aircraft Registration
9H-AEF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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