Brussels A333 near Faro on Jan 20th 2019, engine vibrations

Last Update: January 21, 2019 / 14:16:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 20, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SN-201

Destination
Dakar, Senegal

Aircraft Registration
OO-SFG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration OO-SFG performing flight SN-201 from Brussels (Belgium) to Dakar (Senegal) with 296 people on board, climbed to FL290 out of Brussels and was enroute at FL290 about 20nm north of Faro (Portugal) when the crew decided to return to Brussels due to vibrations of the right hand engine (Trent 772). The crew advised a normal landing would occur, no assistance was needed on the ground, however, they needed to burn off fuel. The aircraft descended early, entered a hold near Brussels and landed safely on Brussels' runway 25L about 3 hours after the decision to return and about 5:10 hours after departure.

Just prior to reaching FL290 while climbing out of Brussels the crew had received a fuel trim line isolation valve failure indication associated with a fuel tank transfer fault warning. About 90 minutes later the crew decided to return due to the engine vibrations.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Brussels about 20 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 20, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SN-201

Destination
Dakar, Senegal

Aircraft Registration
OO-SFG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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