Canada A333 near Amsterdam on Mar 18th 2017, hydraulic failure

Last Update: March 21, 2017 / 20:24:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 18, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-824

Aircraft Registration
C-GFAJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GFAJ performing flight AC-824 (dep Mar 17th) from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was on final approach to Amsterdam's runway 18R when the crew reported a hydraulics failure and advised they were not able to vacate the runway and needed to be towed off the runway due to the loss of nose wheel steering. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 18R about 3 minutes later. Emergency services examined the aircraft, which was subsequently towed to the apron.

The occurrence aircraft was able to depart for the return flight with a delay of 2:15 hours about 5 hours after landing.

On Mar 21st 2017 the Canadian TSB reported that the crew detected a leak in the green hydraulic system during the flight, worked the related checklists and continued to destination. When the landing gear was extended for the approach to runway 18R the crew received a low green hydraulic quantity message, declared Mayday and continued for a safe landing. The aircraft was towed to the apron. An O-ring was replaced on the green hydraulic system service manifold, the system was serviced and tested.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 18, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-824

Aircraft Registration
C-GFAJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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