Western Global MD-11F N512JN Bleed Air Con Issue

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.

 

KD3367 Amsterdam to Chicago

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.

 

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Thank You

Thank you to the crew of Western Global flight KD3367 for identifying the issue. and taking swift action to prevent further issues.

Carriers Response

We are awaiting a response from Western Global.

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