Sichuan A332 at Chengdu on Jan 20th 2022, engine shut down in flight, possibly temporary double engine failure

Last Update: January 20, 2022 / 20:10:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 20, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
3U-8884

Destination
Chengdu, China

Aircraft Registration
B-6535

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A330-200, registration B-6535 performing flight 3U-8884 from Beijing to Chengdu (China), was on final approach to Chengdu's runway 02L about 7nm before the threshold descending through about 1150 meters (3800 feet) when the aircraft went around and climbed to 2100 meters (about 7000 feet). The crew reported they suspected an engine failure, the left hand engine (Trent 772) was shut down. The aircraft landed safely on Chengdu's runway 02L about 25 minutes later.

Passengers reported the captain announced he was confident they would be able to land.

Chinese Aviation sources claim both engines failed temporarily, the right hand engine was successfully restarted in flight.

The airline reported the crew received an engine failure message in flight, the crew immediately activated the emergency response and notified ATC. Following the proper handling by the crew the flight landed smoothly stating single engine operation is a routine subject.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 20, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
3U-8884

Destination
Chengdu, China

Aircraft Registration
B-6535

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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