Iberia A333 over Atlantic on Nov 19th 2022, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: November 21, 2022 / 20:18:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 19, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6251

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-LZX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Iberia Airbus A330-300, registration EC-LZX performing flight IB-6251 from Madrid,SP (Spain) to New York JFK,NY (USA) wiht 294 passengers and 11 crew, was enroute at FL360 over the Atlantic Ocean about 1300nm southeast of Halifax,NS (Canada) when the crew invoked Oceanic Contingency Procedures and subsequently drifted down to FL210. The crew decided to divert to Halifax reporting they had shut down engine #2 (CF6) due to a low engine oil pressure indication. The aircraft maintained FL210 until reaching Halifax and landed safely on runway 23 about 3:20 hours after invoking the contingency procedures. The aircraft vacated the runway, cancelled Mayday after landing and taxied to the apron.

The remainder of the flight was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Halifax about 48 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 19, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6251

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-LZX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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