Canada A319 at Los Angeles on Nov 11th 2018, nearly uncontained engine problem

Last Update: November 16, 2018 / 21:25:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 11, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-556

Aircraft Registration
C-FZUH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Air Canada Airbus A319-100, registration C-FZUH performing flight AC-556 from Vancouver,BC (Canada) to Los Angeles,CA (USA) with 120 passengers and 5 crew, completed what appeared to be an uneventful flight.

A post flight inspection revealed however that there was a large dent from the inside at the outboard cowl of the right hand engine and noticed an engine part that had nearly punctured the cowl. The part was identified to be a Directional Guide Vane that had separated from the bypass duct, had punctured the outer cowl but had not gone completely through.

The Canadian TSB reported it is being suspected that the incident occurred in flight, the flight crew however did not report any abnormal indications or vibrations of the engine. The air operator is investigating.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 11, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-556

Aircraft Registration
C-FZUH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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