Air Italy B762 over Mediterranean on Oct 5th 2013, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: October 12, 2013 / 01:25:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Italy

Flight number
I9-3258

Aircraft Registration
I-AIGH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-200

ICAO Type Designator
B762

An Air Italy Boeing 767-200 on behalf of Meridiana, registration I-AIGH performing flight I9-3258/IG-3258 from Milan Malpensa (Italy) to Zanzibar (Tanzania) with 230 passengers, was enroute over the Mediterranean Sea when an engine (CF6) failed and needed to be shut down. The aircraft diverted to Benghazi (Libya) for a safe landing.

The airline confirmed a technical problem causing the diversion to Benghazi.

Passengers complained about being kept on board of the aircraft for about 10 hours and lack of information from the airline, especially how the journey would continue.

On Oct 7th the airline tweeted in response to the angry query of a passenger to stop their "aircraft will depart in 10 minutes" and provide clear information, that 198 of the passengers were now on their way to Zanzibar, 32 abandoned the journey and returned to Italy.

A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration I-AIGJ was dispatched to Benghazi late Oct 6th, departed Benghazi in the early morning hours of Oct 7th and reached Zanzibar with a delay of more than 24 hours.

The incident aircraft is still on the ground in Libya.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Italy

Flight number
I9-3258

Aircraft Registration
I-AIGH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-200

ICAO Type Designator
B762

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