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Last updated: 5 September 2019
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Date:09-OCT-2016
Time:14:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-343
Owner/operator:Etihad Airways
Registration: A6-AFE
C/n / msn: 1226
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 136
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH/OMAA)
Destination airport:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG)
Investigating agency: SUST Switzerland
Narrative:
Etihad Airways flight EY51 suffered a loss of the green hydraulic system due to a heavy leak of the engine number 2 pressure line.
The aircraft, an Airbus A330-300, entered a holding pattern between 13:50 and 14:12 before commending further descent towards Geneva, Switzerland. Emergency landing gear extension was required and aircraft landed succesfully on runway 06 at 14:32. The aircraft was towed from the runway due to loss of nose wheel steering system retated to the emergency landing gear extension.

The aircraft left Geneva for Abu Dhabi as flight EY52 on October 11. On October 16 the aircraft went back into service.

Sources:

http://www.sust.admin.ch/pdfs/AV-berichte/A6-AFE.pdf
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a6-afe#b40c280

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: SUST Switzerland
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of A6-AFE courtesy AirHistory.net


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Revision history:

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20-Oct-2016 12:48 harro Added

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