UPS MD11 near Halifax on Apr 25th 2016, suspected fuel leak

Last Update: May 4, 2016 / 21:56:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 25, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Aircraft Registration
N291UP

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

A UPS McDonnell Douglas MD-11, registration N291UP performing freight flight 5X-213 from Louisville,KY (USA) to Cologne/Bonn (Germany) with 4 crew, was enroute at FL330 about 200nm eastnortheast of Halifax,NS (Canada) when the crew reported they suspected a fuel leak and requested to divert to Halifax. The aircraft descended to 16,000 feet, entered a hold to burn off fuel for about 30 minutes and landed safely on Halifax's runway 23 about 80 minutes after turning around.

The airline reported there was a technical problem with the fuel gauges creating the impression of a possible fuel leak.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Halifax about 8 hours after landing.

On May 4th 2016 the Canadian TSB reported the crew received a "Fuel Check Used" message. Maintenance determined there was an indication problem with the #2 main fuel quantity.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N291UP
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model / Type
MD-11F
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
MD11
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 25, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Aircraft Registration
N291UP

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

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