Etihad A332 near Trabzon on Apr 13th 2015, technical problem

Last Update: April 13, 2015 / 21:51:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 13, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-45

Destination
Dublin, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
A6-EYG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Etihad Airbus A330-200, registration A6-EYG performing flight EY-45 from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Dublin (Ireland), was enroute at FL380 about 75nm south of Trabzon (Turkey) when the crew descended the aircraft to FL370 to return to Abu Dhabi. The aircraft later climbed to FL390 enroute to Abu Dhabi and landed safely back in Abu Dhabi about 3 hours after turning around.

A few media report, based on the report of a self proclaimed aviation news service, that the aircraft suffered an engine failure (later toning down to engine problem). That info of an engine failure had been tweeted by an unverified source about an hour prior to these "news" and was taken over obviously without any cross check.

The airline confirmed a technical problem prompted the return to Abu Dhabi.

A replacement Airbus A330-200 registration A6-EYN reached Dublin with a delay of 10 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 13, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-45

Destination
Dublin, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
A6-EYG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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