Montenegro F100 enroute on Nov 11th 2018, engine combustion chamber damage
Last Update: November 22, 2018 / 20:38:01 GMT/Zulu time
A post flight inspection revealed severe engine damage. A hole was burned into the combustion chamber's wall leaking hot air into the bypass duct causing discolouration also on the outside of the engine cowl. The engine is being replaced.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 11 days later.
The airline reported the engine had recently been returned from overhaul and had since run a few hundreds hours of the 6500 hours service interval. The aircraft manufacturer, engine manufacturer, Montenegro's Civil Aviation Authority and accident investigation board have been notified, an investigation has been opened.
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