American B763 over Atlantic on Feb 16th 2018, multiple system failures
Last Update: February 17, 2018 / 19:40:55 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported he didn't notice anything unusual (no unusual noise, no unuusal odour, no vibrations, ...) until the cabin lights were turned on and the passengers were woken up. The captain announced they were diverting to the Azores Islands due to mechanical trouble. Landing was pretty normal, it appeared reverse thrust was being used. After landing emergency vehicles checked the aircraft. About one hour after landing the passengers disembarked. During the day some other passengers claimed there had been an engine failure with the danger of a fire.
A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration N349AN positioned to Lajes landing in Lajes about 12 hours after N397AN touched down. The replacement aircraft continued the flight and reached Milan with a delay of 18 hours.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Lajes for about 32 hours, then departed Lajes to position to New York JFK,NY (USA).
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