Delta A330 From Boston Reports Hydraulic Problem in Amsterdam

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A Delta Air Lines flight inbound from Boston reported a hydraulic failure whilst on approach to Amsterdam on 29 May 2024.

Delta Air Lines flight DL242, an Airbus A330-300 operating from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) reported the problem while on approach to RWY18 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Delta DL242 Boston-Amsterdam

Flight crew issued a PAN urgency call during the approach. An orbit was then conducted at 2000 feet during the subsequent vectoring.

The flight subsequently landed without further incident and was brought to a stop on the runway as a precaution.

The aircraft was subsequently towed to the hardstanding area from the active runway.

Flight track of Delta hydraulic problem flight DL242 into Amsterdam

Flight Details

Flight data shows that the long haul transatlantic flight DL242 had made a delayed departure out of Boston Logan (BOS) at 1915 local time on 28 May. Scheduled departure time for the service was listed as 1840 local time.

The flight then continued normally with flight crew climbing the aircraft to FL340 (34,000 feet) for the transatlantic crossing.

Letdown and initial approach procedures were conducted normally until the urgency call was received by ATC after the Delta hydraulic problem was detected.

Alessandro Ambrosetti from Rome, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The aircraft conducting the DL242 service from Boston was an Airbus A330-300, registered N807NW.

This is a 20.3-year-old wide-body aircraft belonging to the US carrier Delta Air Lines. The aircraft has been in operational service with the airline since October 2008.

Prior to this, it saw service with the carrier Northwest Airlines from its initial factory delivery in June 2004.

Delta offers long-haul flights to many major European cities, including Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, Madrid and Barcelona.

Boston is considered Delta’s secondary hub for transatlantic flights to Europe. Delta maintains a strong presence at BOS with several flights operating from there to Europe.

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