Avianca A320 at Bogota on Mar 11th 2015, rejected takeoff due to engine "explosion"

Last Update: March 25, 2015 / 19:52:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-9786

Aircraft Registration
N284AV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Avianca Airbus A320-200, registration N284AV performing flight AV-9786 from Bogota to Santa Marta (Colombia) with 69 people on board, was accelerating the engines for takeoff from Bogota's runway 13L when the left hand engine (CFM56) emitted a bang while accelerating through 50% N1 and the crew received indication "ENG1 REVERSE LOCKED". The crew rejected takeoff, shut the engine down and returned to the apron.

The French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin quoting Colombian Authorities, that the engine "presented explosion below 50% N1". Following the rejected takeoff a visual inspection of the engine showed no damage to the inlet, no traces of fire or damage was detected at the surfaces, however, damage to the high pressure turbine was found. Colombia's Accident Investigation Board rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-9786

Aircraft Registration
N284AV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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