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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Airbus Updates No.449

Incident: Air Berlin A332 over North Sea on Sep 26th 2011, hydraulic failure

By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Sep 26th 2011 19:09Z, last updated Monday, Sep 26th 2011 19:10Z
An Air Berlin Airbus A330-200, registration D-ABXB performing flight AB-7450 from Dusseldorf (Germany) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was enroute at FL360 over the North Sea about 115nm east of Edinburgh,SC (UK) when the crew received indication of the yellow hydraulic system showing low right hand engine (PW4168) pump pressure. The crew decided to return to Dusseldorf for a safe landing about one hour later.
Accident: Air Canada A333 near Montreal on Sep 25th 2011, turbulence injures 9
By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Sep 28th 2011 21:23Z, last updated Wednesday, Sep 28th 2011 21:23Z
An Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GFUR performing flight AC-832 from Toronto,ON to Montreal,QC (Canada) with 257 people on board and further on to Brussels (Belgium), was descending through FL290 about 90nm southwest of Montreal on approach to Montreal when the aircraft flew through a zone of moderate turbulence lasting less than a minute. As result three passengers and 6 cabin crew received minor injuries. The aircraft continued to Montreal for a safe landing about 25 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported that the fasten seat belt sign was illuminated at the time of the turbulence. The injured 6 cabin crew were unable to resume duties after landing in Montreal.

The aircraft departed Montreal for Brussels with a delay of 105 minutes as a result.

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