Air France A332 at Mumbai on Mar 11th 2013, engine surge

Last Update: March 11, 2013 / 14:09:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-217

Departure
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
F-GZCO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Air France Airbus A330-200, registration F-GZCO performing flight AF-217 from Mumbai (India) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 198 passengers, was in the initial climb out of Mumbai's runway 27 when an engine (CF6) surged prompting the crew to reduce the engine to idle thrust, stop the climb at 4000 feet and return to Mumbai for a safe landing on runway 27 about 30 minutes after departure.

The airline confirmed an engine surge prompted the crew to idle the engine and return to Mumbai stating that such an event is not exceedingly rare. The passengers were taken to hotels until a replacement aircraft arrives.

There are claims in India that maintenance personnel had forgotten a tool inside the engine which caused extensive damage to the engine.
Aircraft Registration Data New!
Registration mark
F-GZCO
Country of Registration
France
Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
AIRBUS A330-203
ICAO Aircraft Type
A332
Serial Number
Engine Count
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-217

Departure
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
F-GZCO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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