France B773 near Paris on Jul 21st 2022, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: July 22, 2022 / 18:36:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 21, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-454

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air France Boeing 777-300, registration F-GSQY performing flight AF-454 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil), was enroute at FL310 about 360nm southwest of Paris over the Bay of Biscay when the crew detected an engine (GE90) oil leak and decided to return to Paris. The crew shut the engine down, drifted down to FL180 and landed back in Paris on runway 08L about one hour after leaving FL310.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration F-GZND departed Paris the following morning about 10 hours after F-GSQY landed back and is estimated to reach Sao Paulo with a delay of 11 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 21, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-454

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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