Lingus A320 near Shannon on Dec 1st 2016, small hydraulic indication turns out as hydraulic leak

Last Update: December 1, 2016 / 23:51:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 1, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-495

Destination
Dublin, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-EZV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Aer Lingus Airbus A320-200, registration EI-EZV performing flight EI-495 from Faro (Portugal) to Dublin (Ireland) with 102 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 120nm south of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew reported a small hydraulic indication and requested to divert to Shannon as a precaution. On approach to Shannon the crew reported they had a possible green hydraulic leak, a runway inspection would be needed after landing. They might lose the green hydraulics on lowering the gear, in that case they would need to stop on the runway. Further into the approach, before intercepting the localizer, the crew declared PAN PAN PAN reporting they had lost the green hydraulics. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 06 about 30 minutes later.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 1, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-495

Destination
Dublin, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-EZV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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