American A321 at Charlotte on Apr 12th 2021, rejected takeoff due to engine failure

Last Update: April 14, 2021 / 13:10:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 12, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-588

Aircraft Registration
N575UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N575UW performing flight AA-588 from Charlotte,NC to Phoenix,AZ (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from Charlotte's runway 36C when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 70 knots over ground) due to the failure of the right hand engine (V2533). The aircraft slowed safely, stopped on the runway for about 5 minutes. The crew subsequently recommended to sweep the runway until the point they came to stop at about 700 meters/2300 feet down the runway. The crew of another aircraft reported their flight attendants observed a flame out of the back of the right hand engine when N575UW rejected takeoff. N575UW subsequently taxied along the runway to vacate the runway via a high speed turn off about mid runway (1560 meters/5100 feet down the runway) and returned to the apron.

A replacement A321-200 registration N162UW reached Phoenix with a delay of 4.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Charlotte about 46 hours after the rejected takeoff.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 12, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-588

Aircraft Registration
N575UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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