Saudi Arabian A321 near Jeddah on May 17th 2018, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: August 3, 2018 / 17:30:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SV-632

Departure
Amman, Jordan

Aircraft Registration
HZ-ASU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration HZ-ASU performing flight SV-632 from Amman (Jordan) to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), was descending towards Jeddah, when the right hand engine's (CFM56) sound changed signficantly and the crew received a high vibration indication (9.9 units) together with high EGT (981 degrees C). The crew shut the engine down and continued to Jeddah for a safe landing on runway 34C.

Saudi Arabia's reported a first examination found damage to the low pressure compressor, high pressure compressor, high pressure turbine and low pressure turbine, the low pressure and high pressure spools were locked together. The engine is being further torn down to explore the root cause. The occurrence was rated an incident and is being investigated.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SV-632

Departure
Amman, Jordan

Aircraft Registration
HZ-ASU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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