Korean A333 at Seoul on Oct 30th 2022, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: October 30, 2022 / 17:39:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 30, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KE-401

Aircraft Registration
HL7702

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Korean Air Airbus A330-300, registration HL7702 performing flight KE-401 from Seoul (South Korea) to Sydney,NS (Australia) with 271 passengers and 12 crew, was climbing out of Incheon Airport's runway 34R when one of the engines (PW4168) emitted bangs and streaks of flames prompting the crew to level off at about 7000 feet, shut the engine down and return to Seoul for a safe landing on Incheon's runway 34R about 35 minutes after departure.

A replacement A330-300 registration HL7710 is estimated to reach Sydney with a delay of about 4.5 hours.

The airline confirmed an engine failure involving bangs and sparks prompted the return to Seoul, however, denied passenger reports of an engine fire.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 30, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KE-401

Aircraft Registration
HL7702

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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