Japan Airlines Flight Singapore-Tokyo Suffers Hydraulic Issues

Japan Airlines Flight Singapore-Tokyo Suffers Hydraulic Issues
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By James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
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A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 operating the Singapore-Tokyo Haneda rotation suffered a hydraulic issue on arrival into the Japanese airport.

Incident: Japan Airlines Boeing 787 From Singapore-Tokyo Suffers Hydraulic Issues…

Japan Airlines Flight Singapore-Tokyo Suffers Hydraulic Issues
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JA869J was the Boeing 787-9 operating JL36. At the time of writing, the aircraft is six years old.


As commentated by @JacdecNew on Twitter, the crew noticed the hydraulic issue on the final approach, initially causing a go-around and a series of holds to get the issue under control.

From there, the flight which originated from Singapore, then attempted another landing attempt, and successfully landed into Tokyo Haneda.

Due to the nature of the hydraulic issue, JA869J of Japan Airlines had to be towed off of Runway 34L.

At the time of writing, the aircraft hasn’t yet departed again from Haneda, with the assumption that the aircraft is no doubt having checks and maintenance applied so it can get back in the air again.

It will be interesting to see what the nature of the issue with the hydraulics and how long it will take technicians to fix.

JA869J was delivered to Japan Airlines back in July 2017, and currently sits 52 people in Business Class, 35 in Premium Economy, and 116 in Economy, as per data from Planespotters.net.

The airline currently has a fleet of 46 787s, consisting of 24 -8s and 22 -9s that operate a mixture of routes across Asia like with the Singapore route, as well as on more of the further afield international routes.

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