LAM DH8D near Maputo on May 1st 2016, hydraulic leak results in flaps up landing
Last Update: May 3, 2016 / 14:33:39 GMT/Zulu time
Passengers reported there had been a problem on the previous sector from Quelimane (Mozambique) already, on arrival into Beira it appeared there was a hydraulic leak from a wheel well and there already was a problem with the flaps while on approach to Beira. The aircraft remained on the ground for about 4 hours while maintenance was working to fix the problem delaying the departure to Maputo. The problem resurfaced again on the flight to Maputo, the crew announced that they would need to land flaps up and instructed the passengers to assume the brace position for landing.
According to information The Aviation Herald received the hydraulic system #1 was leaking into a wheel well. The hydraulic quantity had reduced to about 30% after landing in Beira, maintenance refilled the hydraulic reservoir, visually inspected the system and released the aircraft to service. During the subsequent flight to Maputo the hydraulic quantity dropped to zero resulting in a no flaps landing.
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