Marabu/Nordica A20N at Malaga and Munich on Jul 17th 2023, engine heat damage and puncture
Last Update: July 26, 2023 / 18:30:45 GMT/Zulu time
A post flight inspection revealed the right hand engine had sustained considerable heat damage.
The airline reported the occurrence was reported to the Estonian Civil Aviation Authority supervising the Estonian Airline. The crew worked the related protocols in flight which resulted that all engine indications were normal and therefore continued the flight, there was no danger to passengers or crew. An engine fuel igniter came loose during the flight of Jul 17th 2023 permitting hot gasses to exit the engine core causing soot. The engine was not on fire, however, became damaged. Due to non-availability of spare parts the aircraft is not estimated to return to service before August/September 2023.
According to information The Aviation Herald received there had been brief fire indications for the right hand engine before the occurrence flight already which were deemed "spurious indications" often not lasting more than a split second. During the departure from Malaga there had been a brief engine fire warning as confirmed by internal mails within the airline.
Marabu Airlines based in Tallinn (Estonia) started operations in April 2023 taking over a number of former Condor flights, the tickets for the flights are being sold by Condor. Nordica based in Tallinn (Estonia) operates since Nov 2015.
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