Cathay Pacific 777 Hong Kong-Tokyo Suffers Technical Failure

Cathay Pacific 777 Hong Kong-Tokyo Suffers Technical Failure
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Earlier this week, a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 operating a flight between Hong Kong and Tokyo suffered a technical failure minutes after departure.

Such an issue has been serious to the point that the aircraft has remained grounded for over three days following the incident.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

CX504 – Hong Kong to Tokyo…


Cathay Pacific 777 Hong Kong-Tokyo Suffers Technical Failure
Data provided by RadarBox.com.
Cathay Pacific 777 Hong Kong-Tokyo Suffers Technical Failure
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Cathay Pacific flight CX504 is a routine scheduled flight between Hong Kong and Tokyo Narita.

Furthermore, the affected rotation was operated by B-HNG.

As per data from Planespotters.net, B-HNG is a 26.1 year old Boeing 777-300 that was delivered to the airline in June 1998.

Of the 777-300 variant, Cathay Pacific has 17 of them, of which 12 are in service and five are parked.

Furthermore, Average fleet age for the variant at the airline stands at 22.6 years.

CX504 departed Hong Kong at 0951 local time on April 1 and initially climbed out towards Tokyo.

Data from RadarBox shows that it climbed to around 22,000 feet, before a descent back to HKG was made.

The Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 landed safely back into Hong Kong without further incident after around an hour or so in the air.

Unclear When The Aircraft Will Return to Service…


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The Aviation Herald reports that the return to Hong Kong was due to an issue with the Air Conditioning System on CX504 to Tokyo Narita.

Furthermore, the crew suspected initially that it might have been a hydraulic issue.

However, the aircraft has remained grounded since the incident, with no indication into when it will be airborne again.

For now, all eyes will be on when the Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 will be back in the skies.

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