European Charter MD82 at Catania on Jun 25th 2021, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: June 26, 2021 / 23:24:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 25, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
H6-5004

Aircraft Registration
LZ-LDP

ICAO Type Designator
MD82

A European Air Charter (former Bulgarian Air Charter) McDonnell Douglas MD-82, registration LZ-LDP performing flight H6-5004 from Catania to Rome Fiumicino (Italy) with 42 passengers, was climbing out of Catania when an engine emitted a loud bang and failed. The crew shut the engine down and returned to Catania for a safe landing.

Italy's Police Union said, on board were 34 police men to accompany 8 migrants to Rome. Shortly after takeoff an engine "exploded" and the aircraft returned to Catania from where it had just taken off. The airline dispatched another aircraft (registration LZ-LDT) to Catania which completed the flight the following morning.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Catania about 31 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 25, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
H6-5004

Aircraft Registration
LZ-LDP

ICAO Type Designator
MD82

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