Emirates A388 at Dubai on Dec 16th 2017, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: December 18, 2017 / 23:03:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-261

Aircraft Registration
A6-EUJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EUJ performing flight EK-261 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil), was in the initial climb out of Dubai's runway 12R when the crew stopped the climb at 6000 feet, shut the #1 engine (GP7270, outboard left hand) down, dumped fuel and returned to Dubai for a safe landing on runway 12L about 110 minutes after departure.

A ground observer the aircraft emitted 3-4 loud bangs during initial climb.

A replacement Airbus A380-800 registration A6-EUT reached Sao Paulo with a delay of about 6 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 64 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-261

Aircraft Registration
A6-EUJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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