09 December 2004 Print this press release
Cathay Pacific's flight CX564
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.