A Kuwait Airways Airbus A340-300, registration 9K-ANC performing flight KU-351 (dep Jun 9th) from Kuwait (Kuwait) to Kochi (India) with 225 people on board, was descending towards Kochi when the crew reported a hydraulic failure which would affect their brakes, flaps and landing gear. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Kochi's runway 27 at a slightly higher than normal speed. Emergency services inspected the brakes before the aircraft taxied to the apron. The aircraft remained on the ground for about 6 hours, then departed for the return flight KU-352 with a delay of 5 hours
A PAL Philippine Airlines Airbus A340-300, registration RP-C3441 (we have totally 3 listed reports for the aircraft registration within the report and PAL is featured in up to 10 incidents or accidents so far) performing flight PR-1857 from Manila to Cebu (Philippines) with 241 passengers and 13 crew, was in the initial climb out of Manila's runway 06 when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit, stopped the climb at 2500 feet MSL and returned to Manila for a safe landing on runway 06 about 8 minutes after departure. Emergency services checked the aircraft finding no trace of fire, heat or smoke. A replacement Airbus A340-300 registration RP-C3436 reached Cebu with a delay of 5 hours. Passengers reported they smelled smoke in the cabin but did not see any smoke. Philippines CAA reported the crew reported suspected smoke in the cockpit shortly after takeoff and returned to Manila. The occurrence aircraft resumed service about 27 hours after landing back. We currently have for the aircraft type Airbus A-340-300 over 107 listed articles on AeroInside.
A TAP Air Portugal Airbus A340-300, registration CS-TOB (in the last couple of years, this aircraft has been involved in 1 other incidents. The same airline, TAP, has been featured in totally 30 incidents or accidents) performing flight TP-72 from Rio de Janeiro Galeao,RJ (Brazil) to Lisbon (Portugal), was in the initial climb out of Rio's runway 10 when the crew stopped the climb at 7000 feet reporting a problem with the flaps. The aircraft dumped fuel for about 40 minutes and returned to Rio de Janeiro for a safe landing on runway 10 about one hour after departure. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Rio about 19 hours later. Total reports of the same aircraft type (Airbus A-340-300) on AeroInside: 106.
A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600, registration G-VWKD (we have totally 1 listed reports for the aircraft registration within the report and Virgin Atlantic is featured in up to 22 incidents or accidents so far) performing flight VS-25 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 252 passengers and 15 crew, had departed Heathrow's runway 27L and was enroute at FL360 about 170nm north northwest of Shannon (Ireland) about 60 minutes later when the crew declared PAN PAN PAN reporting a medical issue with one of the pilots following a laser strike after takeoff from Heathrow Airport. The crew turned around and returned to London for a safe landing on Heathrow's runway 27L about 75 minutes after turning around. The airline reported the first officer felt unwell following the laser strike, both flight crew decided to return to Heathrow rather than continue the Atlantic crossing. We currently have for the aircraft type Airbus A-340-600 over 37 listed articles on Aero Inside.
A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHH (our reports database features 2 other incidents for the same aircraft, Lufthansa has been listed 164 times within our reports database) performing flight LH-730 (dep Jan 10th) from Munich (Germany) to Hong Kong (China), encountered fumes on board enroute. On approach to Hong Kong the flight crew donned their oxygen masks and continued for a safe landing in Hong Kong. At least one of the pilots reported sick feeling unwell as result of the fumes and went to a hospital.
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