TAP A321 at Rome on Oct 17th 2017, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: October 18, 2017 / 20:06:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 17, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TP-843

Destination
Lisbon, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
CS-TJG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A TAP Air Portugal Airbus A321-200, registration CS-TJG performing flight TP-843 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Lisbon (Portugal) with 171 passengers and 6 crew, was in the initial climb out of Rome's runway 25 when the crew needed to shut an engine (CFM56) down. The aircraft levelled off at 2000 feet and returned to Fiumicino Airport for a safe landing on runway 16L about 12 minutes after departure.

Passengers reported they observed streaks of flames from an engine.

The airline reported the crew observed a malfunction of the engine and followed procedures. There had been no engine fire (editorial remark: countering media reports in Italy claiming an engine fire). The passengers were taken to hotels and rebooked onto another flight the following day, an A330 has been sent to Rome.

The following day's rotation TP-832/TP-839 was flown by an Airbus A330-300 registration CS-TOW and reached Lisbon with a delay of 90 minutes (seen from the perspective of passengers booked onto TP-839 of Oct 18th) respective 19 hours (from the perspective of passengers of TP-843 of Oct 17th).

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 24 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 17, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TP-843

Destination
Lisbon, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
CS-TJG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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