Firefly AT72 near Kuala Lumpur on Sep 27th 2013, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: October 4, 2013 / 13:21:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 27, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Firefly

Flight number
FY-2168

Aircraft Registration
9M-FYJ

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A FireFly Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-500, registration 9M-FYJ performing flight FY-2168 from Kuala Lumpur Subang to Alor Setar (Malaysia), was about 15 minutes into the flight when the crew needed to shut the left hand engine down and returned to Kuala Lumpur's Subang Airport for a safe landing.

A passenger reported that about 15 minutes after becoming airborne there was a pronounced deceleration of the aircraft, the aircraft began to descend and rolled right for a longer than usual turn obviously to turn back to Kuala Lumpur, there were no unusual noises or other unusual sensual perceptions at the time. A few minutes later the flight crew announced that they had some technical problem and were returning to Subang. The aircraft landed safely about 10 minutes after the announcement and taxied to the apron. Maintenance began to work on the left hand engine even before passengers had started disembarking. Upon exiting the aircraft the passenger noticed a smell of hot/burning oil and overheard discussions between the engineers talking about engine oil. They were taken to another aircraft and reached Alor Setar with delay.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 27, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Firefly

Flight number
FY-2168

Aircraft Registration
9M-FYJ

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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