A United Airlines flight from Denver to Indianapolis suffered significant hydraulic failure whilst enroute to its destination.
United Flight to Denver Suffers Significant Hydraulic Failure…
United Airlines flight UA513 was a routine flight between Denver and Indianapolis. The Airbus A320 departed Colorado at 1337 local time on September 28.
Around 30 minutes into the flight, the aircraft turned around and proceeded with a return back to its origin airport.
By that point, the pilots onboard UA513 called up ATC and let them know that they had lost their green hydraulic system, as per confirmation from The Aviation Herald.
The aircraft continued its descent back into Denver, and then landed safely at 1517 local time, around an hour and 40 minutes after initial departure.
Due to the loss of such hydraulics, crew on the ground needed to do a gravity gear extension as they had no nosewheel steering and were unable to vacate the runway.
UA513 was operated by N419UA, one of United Airlines’ Airbus A320s that was planning to take passengers to Indianapolis.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N419UA is a 29.2 year old Airbus A320-200 aircraft that was first delivered to the airline in October 1994.
The U.S-based carrier has a fleet of 92 Airbus A320-200 aircraft, which have an active age of 24.9 years. Of the 92, eight are parked at 84 are currently in active service.
All eyes will be on United Airlines to see what fixes will be needed on the jet as well as how quickly they can get it back in the air.