Fedex MD11 at Memphis on Nov 27th 2020, engine failures

Last Update: November 28, 2020 / 19:00:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 27, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Flight number
FX-715

Aircraft Registration
N575FE

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

A Fedex Federal Express McDonnell Douglas MD-11, registration N575FE performing flight FX-715 from Memphis,TN to Minneapolis,MN (USA), was in the initial climb out of Memphis' runway 36L when tower advised they appeared to have an engine stall. The crew declared emergency and reported they appeared to have a #1 engine (CF6, left hand) failure but were able to stabilize the engine. The aircraft stopped the climb at 2000 feet and joined a left downwind for runway 36C and landed safely on runway 36C about 8 minutes after departure. Following checks by emergency services the aircraft taxied to the apron.

Ground observers reported a low flying aircraft with about six to seven fire balls from the aircraft associated with booms that shook their houses.

The airline confirmed an engine issue just after takeoff, the aircraft returned to Memphis for a safe landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N575FE
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model / Type
MD-11F
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
MD11
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 27, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Flight number
FX-715

Aircraft Registration
N575FE

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

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