Silk Way West B744 near Hong Kong on Jul 14th 2015, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: July 15, 2015 / 20:49:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 14, 2015

Classification
Incident

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
4K-SW888

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Silk Way West Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration 4K-SW888 performing test flight 7L-888 from Hong Kong to Hong Kong (China) with 5 crew, was climbing out of Hong Kong's runway 07L when the inboard right hand engine (RB211) surged and failed, tower reported "the number 3 engine appears to be on fire". The crew to level off at 5600 feet MSL, shut the engine down and return to Hong Kong for a safe landing on runway 07L about 10 minutes after departure.

The airline confirmed the occurrence reporting the aircraft had undergone a D-Check in Hong Kong, departed for a test flight and was climbing through 500 feet AGL when the inboard right hand engine surged, failed and was secured. The aircraft returned safely. The engine needs to be replaced.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 14, 2015

Classification
Incident

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
4K-SW888

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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