Monday, 12 June 2017

Engine explodes on China Eastern A330

CHINA EASTERN A330-243 B-5961 (CN 1569)           File Photo

A China Eastern aircraft heading to Shanghai from Sydney made an emergency landing after an engine fault was detected shortly after its take-off from Sydney last night.
Damage on the air inlet of the aircraft's left engine was noticed by a passenger who alerted the crew, and the captain made the decision to return. MU 736 took off from runway 34L at 20:42 local time. The aircraft climbed to 1,500 feet and maintained that altitude for a short period of time.
The captain radioed that they experienced a "number one engine fault" and initially requested to maintain the present heading. After one minute the aircraft continued it's climb to 5,700 ft, while circling back to the airport.
The aircraft landed back at Sydney Airport on runway 34L at 21:24 hours.
Reports say the no.1 engine, a Rolls Royce Trent 772B-60, inner cowling having been ripped open.

Aircraft Information

Aircraft: Airbus A330-243
Operator: China Eastern Airlines
Registration: B-6099
Serial Number: 0916
First Flew: 28/02/2008
Age: 9.3 years
Test Registration: F-WWYP

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