Incident: United Airlines A319 at Vancouver on Apr 14th 2011, brakes issue
|By Simon Hradecky, created Saturday, Apr 16th 2011 14:20Z, last updated Saturday, Apr 16th 2011 14:20Z |
A United Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N833UA performing flight UA-325 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Vancouver,BC (Canada), was enroute at FL380 about one hour prior to estimated landing when the crew observed a full brakes pressure indication for the right hand main gear. Upon contacting Vancouver Approach they again reported the issue telling ATC they were still working on the issue and would advise whether emergency services were needed or not. The crew lowered the gear early at 10,000 feet after which the brakes pressure indication returned to normal, the crew reported they were now planning for a normal landing. The airplane landed safely on Vancouver's runway 26L about 10 minutes after reporting brakes indications returned to normal.
A passenger reported the captain told them in an announcement about one hour prior to estimated arrival, that they had a full brakes pressure indication on the right main gear. If the indication was not false they were going to blow all right hand tyres on touch down and emergency services would help the passengers off the aircraft. The gear was lowered very early, while descending through 10,000 feet, and the crew subsequently announced that the brakes full pressure reading had been false. The landing was normal.
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