Cathay B773 near Minsk on Jul 11th 2016, suspected fuel leak

Last Update: July 12, 2016 / 19:24:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 11, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-270

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-KQY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300, registration B-KQY performing flight CX-270 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Hong Kong (China), was enroute at FL330 about 50nm northeast of Minsk (Belarus) when the crew detected a possible fuel leak at one of the engines (GE90) and decided to divert to Minsk, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 31 about one hour later.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Minsk 27 hours after landing.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration B-KQT positioned from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Minsk as flight CX-256 and arrived in Hong Kong still as flight CX-256 with a delay of 13 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 11, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-270

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-KQY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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