Azul A20N near Salvador on Jan 20th 2021, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: January 20, 2021 / 22:15:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 20, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AD-4840

Departure
Cruz, Brazil

Aircraft Registration
PR-YYC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

An Azul Linhas Aereas Airbus A320-200N, registration PR-YYC performing flight AD-4840 from Cruz,CE to Sao Paulo Congonhas,SP (Brazil), was enroute at FL380 about 300nm west of Salvador,BA (Brazil) when the crew needed to shut the left hand engine (LEAP) down. The aircraft drifted down to FL230 and diverted to Salvador for a safe landing on runway 10 about 55 minutes after leaving FL380.

Passengers reported the captain explained there were on one engine only while diverting to Salvador.

The airline reported a mechanical fault prompted the diversion to Salvador. The aircraft landed normally, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 20, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AD-4840

Departure
Cruz, Brazil

Aircraft Registration
PR-YYC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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