Wizz A321 at Bucharest on Sep 17th 2017, rejected takeoff due to engine anomaly

Last Update: September 19, 2017 / 16:07:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 17, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Wizz Air

Flight number
W6-3211

Destination
Billund, Denmark

Aircraft Registration
HA-LXD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A Wizz Air Airbus A321-200, registration HA-LXD performing flight W6-3211 from Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) to Billund (Denmark), was accelerating for takeoff from Otopeni's runway 08L when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 45 knots over ground) due to a right hand engine (V2533) anomaly. The aircraft slowed safely, vacated the runway and stopped on the adjacent taxiway where emergency services inspected the aircraft.

The runway was closed for about 15 minutes as result.

Passengers reported the right hand engine emitted sparks.

On Sep 19th 2017 the airline reported: "The incident occurred due to a misalignment of engine power. The right engine started to spool up from a lower idle speed, therefore the left engine reached the takeoff thrust while the right one was still speeding up. This caused an asymmetric thrust which resulted in the aircraft veering to the right at low speed. The airline denies the passenger report."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 17, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Wizz Air

Flight number
W6-3211

Destination
Billund, Denmark

Aircraft Registration
HA-LXD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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