American B763 at Sao Paulo on Jul 3rd 2012, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: July 3, 2012 / 13:22:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 3, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-946

Aircraft Registration
N342AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

An American Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N342AN performing flight AA-946 (scheduled dep Jul 2nd, actual dep Jul 3rd) from Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA), stopped the climb out of Guarulhos's runway 09L at about 7000 feet after the left hand engine (CF6) emitted a loud bang and streaks of flames were briefly visible. The crew shut the engine down and returned to Guarulhos for a safe landing on runway 09L about 20 minutes after departure, the crew requested to check the left side for fire, tower reported no fire was visible from the left engine, the crew said they also had no fire indication and continued taxi to the apron after emergency services completed their checks.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were taken to hotels.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 3, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-946

Aircraft Registration
N342AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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