Virgin Atlantic A333 over Atlantic on Apr 27th 2016, hydraulic failure

Last Update: April 27, 2016 / 22:56:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 27, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VS-107

Aircraft Registration
G-VLUV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300, registration G-VLUV performing flight VS-107 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Detroit,MI (USA), was enroute at FL380 over the Atlantic Ocean about 440nm west of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew decided to turn back to London. The crew subsequently declared PAN reporting a hydraulic failure and advised ATC that they would stop on the runway in Heathrow due to a possible nose gear steering failure. The aircraft landed safely back on Heathrow's runway 27L about 2 hours later.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 27, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VS-107

Aircraft Registration
G-VLUV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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