Event Details

Title:Hydraulic accumulator burst on approach, BAe 146-300, G-JEBB
Micro summary:During this BAe 146-300's approach, a hydraulic accumulator burst.
Event Time:2006-02-15 at 1330 UTC
File Name:2006-02-15-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/G2006/02/06EW/G2006/02/06
Site of event:Approach to Birmingham International Airport
Destination:Birmingham International Airport, West Midlands, England
Airplane Type(s):BAe 146-300
Flight Phase:Approach
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:During the approach a loud bang was heard by the aircrew, followed by a loss of the yellow hydraulic system. After the aircraft landed safely a hydraulic accumulator was found to have burst. The failure was subsequently attributed to a material defect in the cylinder wall of the accumulator. No one was injured in the incident. A safety action plan is being put in place by the aircraft manufacturer, in conjunction with the accumulator manufacturer, to check other accumulators which might have similar defects.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Bang, pop, crack, sizzle!
Systems - Hydraulics


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