American A321 at Charlotte on Aug 15th 2018, engine stall

Last Update: August 15, 2018 / 20:56:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 15, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1668

Aircraft Registration
N544UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An American Airline Airbus A321-200, registration N544UW performing flight AA-1668 from Charlotte,NC to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was in the initial climb out of Charlotte's runway 36C when the crew declared emergency reporting the right hand engine (V2533) had stalled on takeoff, they had no fire indication, ground observers observed repeated compressor stalls (bangs and streaks of flame). The aircraft climbed to 3000 feet, tower offered an immediate return to runway 18C, the crew preferred to fly the downwind for 36C however. The aircraft climbed to 4000 feet, positioned for a long (20nm) approach to runway 36C and landed safely about 30 minutes after departure.

A replacement A321-200 registration N981UY reached Chicago with a delay of 3 hours.



The aircraft seen and heard from the ground (Video: Les Photos de JCB TV &
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 15, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1668

Aircraft Registration
N544UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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