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Cathay Pacific's flight CX564

09 Dec 2004


CX564 (Hong Kong /Taipei/ Osaka) landed at Osaka at 19:01 local time without event and the safety of the 148 passengers and 13 crew members on board was not in question. The priority landing was arranged as a precautionary safety measure of the airline.

When the A330 was preparing for a descent on route to Osaka, the number two engine exhibited fluctuating parameters. The cockpit crew followed standard procedures to disconnect the auto thrust system but the engine’s instability remained.

In line with Cathay Pacific’s stringent precautionary safety measures, the crew shut down the number 2 engine and requested priority approach to land.

The incident is under investigation. Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department has been informed of the event.