Air Canada B763 at Geneva on Jul 12th 2012, hydraulic leak

Last Update: July 24, 2012 / 17:20:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 12, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-831

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FMWP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

An Air Canada Boeing 767-300, registration C-FMWP performing flight AC-831 from Geneva (Switzerland) to Montreal,QC (Canada) with 215 people on board, was climbing out of Geneva's runway 23 when the crew received a left hydraulic low pressure indication, levelled off at 10,000 feet and returned to Geneva for a safe landing on runway 23 about 20 minutes after departure. During roll out hydraulic fluid dripped onto the hot left hand brakes causing smoke development, emergency services responded, the aircraft was towed to the gate.

The Canadian TSB reported after receiving the left low hydraulic pressure indication the crew checked the relevant EICAS pages and found zero quantity remaining for the left hand hydraulic system. The crew requested emergency services on stand by. Maintenance replaced the left hand spoiler #1 actuator, replenished the hydraulic fluid and checked the left hand system for function and absence of leaks and performed an overweight landing as well as hot brakes inspection before returning the aircraft to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 12, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-831

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FMWP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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