Motor Sich A140 near Kiev on Apr 5th 2021, engine shut down in flight
Last Update: September 20, 2021 / 20:44:55 GMT/Zulu time
A replacement Yakovlev Yak-40 registration UR-88310 reached Zaporozhye with a delay of about 3 hours.
On May 25th 2021 Ukraine's NBAAI reported in their monthly bulletin the occurrence is being investigated by the NBAAI. The aircraft was at FL170 when the crew reported problems with the right hand engine and diverted to Zhulyani Airport for a safe landing on runway 08.
On Sep 20th 2021 the NBAAI reported the crew noticed a drop in the engine gas temperature and reducing propeller speed, feathered the propeller, shut the engine down, declared emergency and decided to divert to Zhulyani Airport. Maintenance established moisture and corrosion in an electric wire connector had caused increased resistance, which resulted in decreased voltage on a fuel pump regulator and eventually its shutdown.
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