France A332 near Gander on Sep 6th 2019, engine problem

Last Update: September 16, 2019 / 20:55:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 6, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-159

Aircraft Registration
F-GZCF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Air France Airbus A330-200, registration F-GZCF performing flight AF-159 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 148 passengers and 11 crew, was enroute at FL390 over the Labrador Sea about 450nm northeast of Gander,NL (Canada) when the crew reduced tthe right hand engine (CF6) to idle due to low oil pressure. The crew declared PAN PAN and diverted to Gander for a safe landing about 75 minutes after the decision to turn around.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Gander 10 days after landing.

On Sep 16th 2019 the Canadian TSB reported the crew received dropping oil quantity and dropping oil pressure indications for the right hand engine. The crew declared emergency but kept the engine at idle thrust throughout the approach and landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 6, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-159

Aircraft Registration
F-GZCF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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