Cathay Dragon A333 at Kaohsiung on Apr 8th 2019, smoking engine

Last Update: April 9, 2019 / 20:32:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 8, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KA-451

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-LBG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Cathay Dragon Airbus A330-300, registration B-LBG performing flight KA-451 from Kaohsiung (Taiwan) to Hong Kong (China) with 317 passengers and 13 crew, was in the initial climb out of Kaohsiung's runway 09 when tower reported seeing the right hand engine (Trent 772) trailing smoke. The crew stopped the climb at 3000 feet and returned to Kaohsiung for a safe landing on runway 09 about 30 minutes after departure.

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.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 8, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KA-451

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-LBG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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