American Airlines Boeing 767-300 Experiences Fuel Leak

Photo: Michael Stappen

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An American Airlines Boeing 767-300, performing flight from New York (USA) to Madrid (Spain), had replaced N384AA, which had returned earlier.

The aircraft was enroute at FL350 about 100nm east of Boston (USA) when the crew decided to return to New York reporting they had a problem with the navigation display at the captain’s side.

About 5 minutes later the crew declared emergency indicating they had received indications of a possible fuel leak on the right hand side.

The aircraft landed safely but overweight on JFK’s runway, vacated the runway and requested emergency services to check the tyres and brakes. Emergency services reported seeing residual fluid. The aircraft taxied to the gate with emergency services in trail.

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