Montenegro F100 enroute on Nov 11th 2018, engine combustion chamber damage

Last Update: November 22, 2018 / 20:38:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 11, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
YM-181

Aircraft Registration
4O-AOP

Aircraft Type
Fokker 100

ICAO Type Designator
F100

A Montenegro Airlines Fokker 100, registration 4O-AOP performing flight YM-181 from Ljubljana (Slovenia) to Podgorica (Montenegro), was enroute when the crew noticed a slight increase of RPMs on the right hand engine (Tay 650), all indications remained within the operating range however. The flight continued to Podgorica for a safe landing.

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.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 11, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
YM-181

Aircraft Registration
4O-AOP

Aircraft Type
Fokker 100

ICAO Type Designator
F100

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