THY A333 at Istanbul on Sep 8th 2021, engine problem

Last Update: September 12, 2021 / 10:07:15 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 8, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TK-42

Aircraft Registration
TC-JOB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A THY Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration TC-JOB performing flight TK-42 from Istanbul (Turkey) to Johannesburg (South Africa), was climbing out of Istanbul's runway 36 when the crew stopped the climb at about 6000 feet after the left hand engine (CF6) had emitted a number of bangs. The aircraft entered a hold to burn off fuel and returned to Istanbul for a safe landing on runway 35R about 4:25 hours after departure.

A replacement A330-300 registration TC-JNK departed Istanbul about 5 hours after TC-JOB landed and is estimated to reach Johannesburg with a delay of about 9:45 hours.

A passenger reported the left hand engine emitted large booms, it also emitted streaks of flames through the engine inlet for about 20 seconds. Some time later the captain announced they'd return to Istanbul due to a technical problem and would be holding to burn off fuel.

On Sep 12th 2021 the captain of the flight told The Aviation Herald, that other than initial information available to The Aviation Herald the left hand engine had not been shut down in flight, however, became limited in thrust.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 8, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TK-42

Aircraft Registration
TC-JOB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
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