Swift MD83 near Palma Mallorca on May 10th 2013, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: May 11, 2013 / 16:30:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 10, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Swiftair

Flight number
VY-3913

Destination
Barcelona, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-LEY

ICAO Type Designator
MD83

A Swift Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 on behalf of Vueling, registration EC-LEY performing flight VY-3913 from Palma Mallorca,SP to Barcelona,SP (Spain), was climbing out of Palma Mallorca when an engine (JT8D) emitted a loud bang and caused a jolt throughout the aircraft. The crew shut the engine down and returned to Palma Mallorca for a safe landing about 15 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration EC-HHA reached Barcelona with a delay of 3 hours.

The airline confirmed an aircraft leased in from Swiftair had to return to Palma Mallorca due to an engine malfunction.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 10, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Swiftair

Flight number
VY-3913

Destination
Barcelona, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-LEY

ICAO Type Designator
MD83

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