Global A320 near Johannesburg on Oct 18th 2019, engine oil leak

Last Update: November 11, 2019 / 17:59:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 18, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
JE-149

Aircraft Registration
ZS-GAO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Global Airways Airbus A320-200 on behalf of Mango, registration ZS-GAO performing flight JE-149 from Johannesburg to Cape Town (South Africa) with 174 passengers and 9 crew, was preparing for departure when the crew was advised the right hand integrated drive generator had been leaking oil the previous flight. The ground engineer checked the engine (V2500) drain and confirmed there were signs of an engine oil leak. The crew consulted with the minimum equipment list and determined that the flight could go ahead with the IDG disconnected. Crew and maintenance engineer agreed, that should an engine oil leak become apparent during engine start, the #2 IDG would be disconnected and the aircraft dispatched under minimum equipment list requirements. During engine start oil the maintenance engineer observed leaking oil, the crew received a "“#2 ENG IDG OIL LOW PRESS" indication. Before taxiing the oil quantity was noted at 17 quarts. The aircraft departed and had just levelled off at FL320, when the first officer, pilot flying, noticed the right hand engine oil quantity had dropped to 9 quarts. The captain immediately decided to return to Johannesburg, the crew kept the engine running. The aircraft landed safely back on Johannesburg's runway 03R and taxied to the apron about 80 minutes after departure.

South Africa's CAA opened an investigation into the occurrence.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 18, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
JE-149

Aircraft Registration
ZS-GAO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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