PIA A313 at Karachi on Oct 6th 2013, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: October 7, 2013 / 20:50:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 6, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PK-213

Aircraft Registration
AP-BEC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A310-300

ICAO Type Designator
A313

A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A310-300, registration AP-BEC performing flight PK-213 from Karachi (Pakistan) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 54 passengers and 8 crew, was in the initial climb out of Karachi's runway 25L when the right hand engine (CF6) emitted a loud bang and streaks of flames due to a fuel leak prompting the crew to shut the engine down and activate the fire suppression system which extinguished the fire. The aircraft stopped the climb at 5000 feet and returned to Karachi for a safe landing on runway 25L about 15 minutes later. Emergency services did not need to intervene.

Initially Pakistani media reported the aircraft had crashed before reverting to a crash landing with an engine on fire.

The engine was replaced.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 6, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PK-213

Aircraft Registration
AP-BEC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A310-300

ICAO Type Designator
A313

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