Canada A319 over Atlantic on Apr 9th 2016, hydraulic failure

Last Update: April 11, 2016 / 22:47:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 9, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-822

Aircraft Registration
C-GITP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Air Canada Airbus A319-100, registration C-GITP performing flight AC-822 (dep Apr 8th) from Saint John's,NL (Canada) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was enroute at FL330 over the Atlantic Ocean about 240nm east of Saint John's when the crew decided to turn around and return to Saint John's due to a hydraulic failure. The aircraft descended to FL310 and was cleared back to Saint John's but aborted the approach to Saint John's at 6000 feet MSL due to weather. The crew subsequently decided to divert to Toronto,ON (Canada), climbed the aircraft to FL360 and landed safely in Toronto about 3:20 hours after aborting the approach to Saint John's and about 4.5 hours after departure from Saint John's.

A passenger reported the crew announced a failure which rendered them no longer ETOPS capable. Later the crew indicated they could not land in Saint John's as the weather had deteriorated below minima, they were now diverting to Toronto.



Metars Saint John's:
CYYT 090400Z 14014KT 10SM -RA OVC005 02/01 A3022 RMK SF8 SLP242
CYYT 090341Z 14013KT 5SM -RA BR OVC003 02/01 A3024 RMK SF8 SLP247
CYYT 090320Z 13009KT 2SM -RA BR OVC002 02/02 A3025 RMK SF8 SLP252
CYYT 090300Z 15009G15KT 1 1/4SM -DZ BR OVC002 02/02 A3027 RMK SF8 SLP257
CYYT 090209Z 16011KT 3/8SM R29/5000VP6000FT/D -DZ FG VV001 02/01 A3030 RMK FG8 SLP267
CYYT 090200Z 14008KT 6SM -DZ BR OVC002 02/01 A3030 RMK SF8 SLP269
CYYT 090137Z 18011G20KT 12SM -DZ OVC002 02/01 A3032 RMK SF8 SLP273
CYYT 090100Z 18013G19KT 15SM OVC003 02/01 A3033 RMK SF8 SLP279
CYYT 090019Z 17018G29KT 15SM OVC004 02/01 A3034 RMK SF8 SLP282
CYYT 090000Z 17019G27KT 15SM OVC006 02/01 A3034 RMK SF8 SLP283
CYYT 082338Z 17020G26KT 15SM BKN008 BKN025 02/00 A3034 RMK SF5SC1 SLP283
CYYT 082300Z 18015G26KT 15SM BKN030 02/00 A3035 RMK SC5 SLP287

Metars Toronto:
CYYZ 090700Z 02011KT 15SM FEW210 M04/M11 A2978 RMK CI2 SLP092
CYYZ 090600Z 01010KT 15SM SCT210 M04/M11 A2978 RMK CI3 SLP093
CYYZ 090500Z 36013KT 15SM FEW090 BKN210 M04/M11 A2978 RMK AC2CI3 SLP094
CYYZ 090400Z 36014KT 15SM SCT090 BKN210 M03/M11 A2978 RMK AC3CI3 SLP095
CYYZ 090300Z 01015G21KT 15SM BKN090 M03/M10 A2979 RMK AC7 SLP098
CYYZ 090200Z 01015KT 15SM BKN090 M03/M09 A2980 RMK AC7 SLP101
CYYZ 090100Z 01015KT 15SM FEW090 BKN220 M02/M08 A2978 RMK AC2CI3 SLP095
CYYZ 090000Z 01014KT 15SM FEW050 SCT090 BKN220 M01/M06 A2976 RMK SC1AC2CI3 SLP088
CYYZ 082300Z 29011KT 15SM FEW050 SCT090 BKN250 02/M09 A2973 RMK CU2AC1CI3 SLP078
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 9, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-822

Aircraft Registration
C-GITP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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