Jetblue A320 at Jacksonville on Aug 3rd 2023, loss of both generators, RAT deployed in flight

Last Update: October 30, 2023 / 20:30:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 3, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Jetblue

Flight number
B6-18

Aircraft Registration
N649JB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, registration N649JB performing flight B6-18 from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Jacksonville,FL (USA), was descending towards Jacksonville when both generators (engines V2527) failed, the RAM Air Turbine (RAT) deployed as result. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Jacksonville's runway 08.

The NTSB reported the occurrence was rated an incident and is being investigated by the NTSB.

On Oct 30th 2023 the NTSB released their preliminary report stating:

On August 3, 2023 at 835 Eastern Daylight Time, a JetBlue Airbus A320, registration N649JB, flight 18, experienced a loss of both electrical generators during approach to Jacksonville International Airport, Florida. The airplane’s ram air turbine deployed automatically. The airplane landed without further incident or injuries reported by any of the occupants. The flight was an IFR flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 121 from Fort Lauderdale Florida to Jacksonville, Florida.

According to the preliminary flight data recorder information, the aircraft was at an altitude of approximately 2,000 feet when Generator 1 and then Generator 2 failed. After Generator #2 failed, the airplane entered an emergency electrical configuration and the ram air turbine (RAT) deployed. The flightcrew started the auxiliary power until (APU) and electrical power was restored. Information from the flight data recorder was interrupted for approximately fifty-six seconds.

The airplane’s two Integrated Drive Generators (IDG) and two Generator Control Units (GCU) were removed for further examination.
Aircraft Registration Data
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N649JB
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-232
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ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
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Engine Manufacturer
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 3, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Jetblue

Flight number
B6-18

Aircraft Registration
N649JB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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