A Western Global McDonnell Douglas MD-11F has dumped fuel and diverted to Liege, Belgium, with the crew reporting a bleed air conditioning issue.
The McDonnell Douglas MD-11F with registration N512JN departed Amsterdam, Netherlands as KD3367 for its 6,630km trip to Chicago, United States of America, the aircraft is believed to have departed Amsterdam with 1 of 3 bleed aircon packs out of service.
After departure from Amsterdam, the MD-11 began heading towards the UK and a few minutes before crossing UK soil, the MD-11 contacted Amsterdam advising it had to shut down a second air con bleed pack and requested a return. The MD-11 began dumping fuel over the North Sea, before receiving a notification from Western Global advising to divert to Liege.
The MD-11 diverted to the companies hub at Liege, where Western Global could provide better maintenance facilities. The aircraft landed just before 7pm this evening and 4 hours later when reporting this incident, the aircraft remains on the ground. at Liege.