Canada B773 at Frankfurt on May 15th 2017, hydraulic failure

Last Update: May 23, 2017 / 18:58:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 15, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-877

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FITL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FITL performing flight AC-877 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 387 people on board, was climbing out of Frankfurt's runway 18 when the crew stopped the climb at FL140 reporting a hydraulic failure. The aircraft entered a hold for about one hour and returned to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 25C with open gear doors and at about 176 knots over ground about 90 minutes after departure. The aircraft was able to vacate the runway via a high speed turn off about 2700 meters/8900 feet down the runway and stopped as soon as being clear of the runway for a check by emergency services. About 10 minutes later the aircraft taxied to the apron.

The flight was cancelled.

On May 23rd 2017 the Canadian TSB reported that the center hydraulic system failed, the crew dumped 60 tons of fuel and returned to Frankfurt for a landing without further incident. Maintenance discovered a hydraulic line was disconnected from the Center Rudder PCU Return. Repairs and Checks were conducted in accordance with the aircraft maintenance manuals.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 15, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-877

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FITL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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