Sunstate DH8D near Townsville on Dec 23rd 2015, hydraulic problems

Last Update: December 23, 2015 / 11:45:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 23, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QF-2468

Aircraft Registration
VH-QOB

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Sunstate de Havilland Dash 8-400 on behalf of Qantas, registration VH-QOB performing flight QF-2468 from Townsville,QL to Cloncurry,QL (Australia) with 31 people on board, was enroute at FL200 about 135nm westsouthwest of Townsville, when the crew decided to return to Townsville due to hydraulic problems. The aircraft landed safely in Townsville about one hour after departure.

A passenger reported the crew announced a hydraulic problem as cause for the return to Townsville.

The airline reported a problem with the landing gear prompted the return to Townsville.

The rotation from Townsville to Cloncurry, Mount Isa,QL (Australia) and back was cancelled.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-QOB
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-402
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8D
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 23, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QF-2468

Aircraft Registration
VH-QOB

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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