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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231395
Last updated: 18 January 2020
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Date:15-DEC-2019
Time:c. 08:54 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-202
Owner/operator:Qantas
Registration: VH-EBC
C/n / msn: 506
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:69 km south east Bathurst -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY)
Destination airport:Perth Airport, WA (PER/YPPH)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
Qantas flight QF575, an Airbus A330-202, returned to Sydney Airport, Australia due to a hydraulic issue.
The aircraft departed Sydney on a scheduled passenger service to Perth. About 30 minutes into the flight, the flight crew identified an issue with the aircraft’s green hydraulic system, and the captain decided to return to Sydney. Following an uneventful landing, the aircraft entered the taxiway. Due to the hydraulic system issue, nose wheel steering was unavailable, and the aircraft was towed to the gate.
Soon after the aircraft’s auxiliary power unit (APU) was selected on, mist was observed in the cabin and flight deck. The captain initiated an evacuation, which occurred through the aerobridge and three escape slides. As a result of the use of the escape slides, one passenger received a serious injury, with two other passengers reporting minor injuries. Subsequent examination of the aircraft identified that hydraulic fluid had leaked from the green hydraulic system.
After landing a precautionary evacuation was carried out at the gate using the normal exit as well as three escape slides.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2019/aair/ao-2019-073/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qf575#23301b61


Images:

Photo of VH-EBC courtesy AirHistory.net


Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
3 January 2012; (c) Ian McDonell

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Dec-2019 09:33 harro Added
15-Dec-2019 09:35 harro Updated [Time, Embed code]
18-Dec-2019 09:39 harro Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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