Canada A319 at Los Angeles on Nov 11th 2018, nearly uncontained engine problem
Last Update: November 16, 2018 / 21:25:49 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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