Star East A320 near Kabul on Aug 26th 2021, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: September 9, 2021 / 19:40:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2021

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
YR-SEA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Star East Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration YR-SEA performing positioning flight CLPR-91 from Bahrain (Bahrain) to Kabul (Afghanistan), was descending towards Kabul when the crew decided to divert to Islamabad (Pakistan) due to the failure of the left hand engine (V2500). The aircraft descended to FL160 for the diversion to Islamabad, located about 200nm eastsoutheast of Kabul, and landed safely on Islamabad's runway 10R about 45 minutes after aborting the approach to Kabul.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Islamabad until Sep 1st 2021, then flew to Bahrain and Istanbul arriving in Istanbul still on Sep 1st, and is still in Istanbul (standing Sep 9th).

On Sep 7th 2021 Romania's AIAS reported they are investigating an aviation event involving YR-SEA in the KABUL FIR and at Pakistan's Islamabad Airport. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft.

On Sep 9th 2021 the AIAS added the left hand engine had failed about 30nm west of position Lajak prompting the diversion to Islamabad where the aircraft landed safely on runway 10R without requesting any assistance. The occurrence was rated a serious incident.

Local media claimed the aircraft was taking evacuees from Kabul to Islamabad, however, Mode-S data transmitted by the aircraft made clear the aircraft did not land in Kabul.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2021

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
YR-SEA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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