Thomas Cook’s airplane Airbus A321-200 with registration G-TCDD suffered hydraulic problem during a flight from Manchester, UK to Paphos, Cyprus. The airliner was on 170 nm from Manchester, when the problem occurred and crew was forced to return in departure airport. The aircraft Airbus A321-200 entered hold at FL100 to burn off fuel and landed safely at Manchester about 2:50 hours after takeoff. there were no injured people from the 180 passengers and crew on board. It was estimated that aircraft had hydraulic problem with the landing gear, which will be repaired in Manchester. The airplane was put under special inspection and will return after safety checks.
The airline reported a mild technical fault and replace the troubled aircraft by another Airbus A321-200 with registration G-TCDZ. The airplane arrived successfully at Paphos, Cyprus with delay of about 5 hours.
The airplane Airbus A321-200 has overall length of 44.51 m and height of 11.76 m. The aircraft has wingspan 34.10 m and wing area 128 sq m with wing sweepback of 25 degrees. With a range of up to 4,000 nm, the airplane is capable of flying longer routes, having lowest fuel burn, emissions and noise footprint in its class. The twin-engine Airbus A321-200 is powered by two 133–147 kN CFM International CFM56-5 series.