Monday, March 10, 2014

JAL Boeing 787 makes emergency landing at Honolulu.

Japan Airlines (JL/JAL) flight JL002, service from Tokyo/Haneda (HND/RJTT) to San Francisco (SFO/KSFO) operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, diverted to Honolulu (HNL/PHNL) and made an emergency landing in the afternoon of March 8th, local time, after the aircraft's right engine was shut down due to abnormalities with its hydraulics system.

Operated by B787-8 JA829J, the flight had departed Haneda at 0003 on March 9th, local time, and was approximately 1,800 kilometers north of Honolulu when indicators showed hydraulic oil was running low and oil pressure dropped with its No.2 engine. It was shut down and the crew made a safe emergency landing at Honolulu at 1343 on March 8th, local time, with 160 passengers and 11 crew. The Dreamliner is rated with 207-minute ETOPS (Extended Twin-engined OPerationS). JAL's B787s are powered by General Electric GEnx-1B engines and this is the first time the crew was forced to shut down an engine in flight ever since the type began service with the carrier in April 2012.

Source: Aviation Wire, March 9th. (in Japanese)

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