Swift AT72 at Belgrade on Jun 4th 2018, dropped engine cover on turn to final

Last Update: June 14, 2018 / 18:38:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 4, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Swiftair

Flight number
WT-1276

Destination
Belgrade, Serbia

Aircraft Registration
EC-KJA

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A Swiftair Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-200, registration EC-KJA performing flight WT-1276 from Cologne (Germany) to Belgrade (Serbia), was on approach to Belgrade's runway 30 descending through about 6000 feet when the aircraft encountered vibrations, that lasted for about one minute and ceased just before the aircraft had completed the turn onto final approach. During final approach the fire warning for the left hand engine activated twice for one second each. The crew continued for a safe landing and taxied to the apron.

Serbia's AIB reported the crew performed a walk around after landing and noticed the right/inner cover of the left hand had fractured with most of the cover missing. A subsequent runway inspection did not find any debris. The AIB determined the lower lock or locks of the inner/right cover of the #1 engine had unlocked or fractured while the aircraft maneouvered for landing at Belgrade. As result the cover fractured and most of it separated from the airframe causing minor damage to the engine systems. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by Serbia's AIB.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 4, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Swiftair

Flight number
WT-1276

Destination
Belgrade, Serbia

Aircraft Registration
EC-KJA

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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