Brussels A333 at Freetown on Jan 9th 2018, rejected takeoff due to engine failure

Last Update: January 21, 2018 / 16:55:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 9, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SN-247

Aircraft Registration
OO-SFO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration OO-SFO performing flight SN-247 from Freetown (Sierra Leone) to Brussels (Belgium), was accelerating for takeoff from Freetown when the left hand engines (CF6) surged prompting the crew to reject takeoff. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Freetown for about 35 hours before returning to service.

On Jan 20th 2018 a passenger reported an engine failed during the takeoff run, takeoff was rejected. The crew indicated the engine had surged. On Jan 21st 2018 the passenger added, that during the takeoff run there had been a loud bang and vibrations from the left hand side prior to the crew applying the brakes. There were discussions that the engine failure might have been caused by birds or foreign objects on the runway. Spare parts and engineers arrived the next day on inbound flight SN-241. The passenger departed Freetown for Brussels on Jan 11th 2018.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 9, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SN-247

Aircraft Registration
OO-SFO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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