Cathay Pacific A333 near Adelaide on Sep 20th 2017, engine failure

Last Update: September 23, 2017 / 11:38:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 20, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-173

Aircraft Registration
B-LAG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300, registration B-LAG performing flight CX-173 (dep Sep 19th) from Hong Kong (China) to Adelaide,SA (Australia) with 240 people on board, was descending to 9000 feet on approach to Adelaide when the crew declared PAN reporting the failure of the left hand engine (Trent 772). The crew shut the engine down, advised they would perform a normal landing single engine. The aircraft landed safely on Adelaide's runway 05 about 13 minutes after declaring PAN.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Adelaide 64 hours after landing.

The return flight was delayed, is currently (Sep 22nd about 19:00z) showing a delay of more than 39 hours with an estimated departure at 21:30L Sep 21st, which was about 7.5 hours ago.

The Aviation Herald received information that the left engine was shut down because of low oil pressure. However, no oil loss was discovered, the engine did not exhibit vibrations or any other limit exceedance.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 20, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-173

Aircraft Registration
B-LAG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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