Austrian F70 at Dusseldorf on Dec 7th 2014, hydraulic failure

Last Update: December 9, 2014 / 19:20:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 7, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-203

Departure
Graz, Austria

Aircraft Registration
OE-LFP

Aircraft Type
Fokker 70

ICAO Type Designator
F70

An Austrian Airlines Fokker 70, registration OE-LFP performing flight OS-203 from Graz (Austria) to Dusseldorf (Germany), was descending towards Dusseldorf when the crew received indication of a hydraulic failure requiring alternate gear extension. The aircraft landed safely in Dusseldorf, stopped on the adjacent taxiway and was towed to the apron.

A passenger reported the captain announced towards the end of the flight that they had a problem with the hydraulics requiring to extend the flaps and gear earlier than normal and they would be towed off the runway. After landing the aircraft was towed to a remote stand, where passengers disembarked normally. It appeared that the spoilers remained extended in the fully extended position.

The return flight OS-204 was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft departed Dusseldorf for the next day's return flight OS-204.

On Dec 9th 2014 the airline reported that due to a defective seal the hydraulic pressure was insufficient. Following landing the aircraft was able to vacate the runway on its own and was then towed to the apron. The passengers waiting for the return flight OS-204 were rebooked onto a flight via Vienna. The seal was replaced by Austrian Airlines engineers flown to Dusseldorf.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 7, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-203

Departure
Graz, Austria

Aircraft Registration
OE-LFP

Aircraft Type
Fokker 70

ICAO Type Designator
F70

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