China Southern A332 at Zhuhai on Nov 10th 2014, bird strike
Last Update: November 18, 2014 / 17:50:58 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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