Anadolujet B738 near Ercan on Jul 4th 2023, engine shut down in flight
Last Update: August 12, 2023 / 11:05:36 GMT/Zulu time
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Ercan about 49 hours after landing.
The passengers needed to be taken back to Turkey due to international restrictions and then flew onward to Beirut.
On Aug 12th 2023 The Aviation Herald learned that enroute the right hand engine rolled back slowly, subsequently the EGT started to rise and went above limits prompting the diversion to Ercan. The passengers were flown to Istanbul and subsequently taken to Beirut. The cause of the engine failure is still under investigation with the assumption that a bird strike on one of the previous flights might have been involved, the engine was replaced.
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