Flybe DH8D near La Rochelle on Aug 5th 2016, hydraulic leak

Last Update: August 6, 2016 / 21:14:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 5, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flybe

Flight number
BE-1583

Aircraft Registration
G-FLBE

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration G-FLBE performing flight BE-1583 from Southampton,EN (UK) to Palma Mallorca,SP (Spain), was enroute at FL250 about 40nm eastsoutheast of La Rochelle (France) when the crew received indications of a hydraulic leak and decided to return to Southampton. Near Southampton the aircraft entered a hold at FL100 to prepare the aircraft for approach and landing. The aircraft landed safely back in Southampton about 2:15 hours after departure and stopped disabled on the runway, hydraulic fluid still leaked onto the runway. The passengers disembarked onto the runway, the aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron.

A replacement Dash 8-400 registration G-JECR departed the following day and reached Palma Mallorca with a delay of 19 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Southampton for about 16.5 hours, then resumed service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 5, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flybe

Flight number
BE-1583

Aircraft Registration
G-FLBE

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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