Ethiopian B763 at Addis Ababa on Nov 26th 2018, engine failure causes fan cowl and fuselage damage
Last Update: December 28, 2022 / 11:06:44 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported the right hand engine emitted streaks of flame.
Ethiopia's Accident Investigation Bureau rated the occurrence an incident and opened an investigation reporting two fan blades were found fractured at mid-span causing damage to the engine inlet and fan cowl as well as minor impact damage at the fuselage.
According to NTSB's comment to the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, see Crash: Ethiopian B38M near Bishoftu on Mar 10th 2019, impacted terrain after departure the final report was released on Nov 11th 2019, however, this report does not appear on Ethiopia's AIB website or the ICAO archive (standing Dec 28th 2022). The NTSB stated:
On November 11, 2019, the EAIB published its final report regarding the November 26, 2018, engine failure event involving a Boeing 767-300, registration ET-AMG, caused by engine ingestion of a Steppe or Tawny eagle weighing 2.0 to 3.4 kilograms (4.4 to 7.5 pounds). The report stated that Steppe and Tawny eagles are common around Addis Ababa airport. The EAIB found that a bird strike hazard existed at the airport and made a recommendation in this area.
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