China Southern A332 at Zhuhai on Nov 10th 2014, bird strike

Last Update: November 18, 2014 / 17:50:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 10, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CZ-3739

Departure
Zhuhai, China

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
B-6059

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A China Southern Airbus A330-200, registration B-6059 performing flight CZ-3739 from Zhuhai to Beijing (China), departed Zhuhai's runway 05 without apparent problem and climbed to cruise level FL370, when the left hand engine (Trent 772) emitted a loud bang and streaks of flames followed by a burning smell developing in the cabin. The crew turned the aircraft around and diverted to Ghuangzhou, about 60nm north of Zhuhai, for a safe landing about 45 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A330-200 registration B-6058 reached Beijing with a delay of 4.5 hours.

The airline subsequently reported the engine surge was the result of a bird strike on departure from Zhuhai.

On Nov 18th 2014 the French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that the aircraft was levelling at 11300 meters (approx. FL370) when a bang was heard followed by vibrations. The crew subsequently also noticed scorching and smoke. According to ECAM indications the left hand engine was shut down and the aircraft diverted to Guangzhou for a safe landing about 31 minutes later. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by China's Accident Investigation Board.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 10, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CZ-3739

Departure
Zhuhai, China

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
B-6059

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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