Cathay Dragon A333 at Kaohsiung on Apr 8th 2019, smoking engine
Last Update: April 9, 2019 / 20:32:17 GMT/Zulu time
The airline is working to dispatch a replacement aircraft.
The occurrence aircraft was still on the ground in Kaohsiung about 13.5 hours after landing back.
On Apr 9th 2019 Taiwan's CAA reported there had been no foreign object impact (bird strike), the fan blades were entirely intact and undamaged. The engine emitted a bang and sparks as result of an internal mechanical failure and stalled.
Taiwanese media had reported initially the engine had ingested birds.
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