A Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-900neo was en route from Tokyo to Seattle on Wednesday when the crew decided to return to the departure point. This was because of a hydraulic failure associated with one of the aircraft’s engines. The plane landed in Japan safely.
On December 2nd, a Delta Airbus A330-900neo performing flight DL166 from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) suffered a hydraulic failure associated with one of the plane’s engines inflight according to the Aviation Herald. The crew then decided the safest option was for the aircraft to return to Haneda. About three and a half hours after departure, the aircraft landed safely in Haneda.
Hydraulic failures can be serious, so a crew needs to be well trained on what to do. It is unclear exactly what the issue with the hydraulics was, but the fact that it warranted a return to Tokyo is telling that the crew believed it was a matter of concern.
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