United A320 at Fort Myers on Oct 10th 2018, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: October 11, 2018 / 20:14:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 10, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-2397

Aircraft Registration
N443UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A United Airbus A320-200, registration N443UA performing flight UA-2397 from Fort Myers,FL to Newark,NJ (USA), was climbing out of Ft. Myers' runway 24 when the left hand engine (V2527) emitted a loud bang and streaks of flame prompting the crew to stop the climb at about 13500 feet, shut the engine down and return to Fort Myers for a safe landing on runway 24 about 25 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto later flights.

A passenger reported the left hand engine blew, it sounded like a gunshot. Another passenger called it an engine explosion.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 10, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-2397

Aircraft Registration
N443UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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