El Al B744 near London on Jul 4th 2012, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: July 12, 2012 / 08:39:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 4, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-318

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
4X-ELD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

An El Al Boeing 747-400, registration 4X-ELD performing flight LY-318 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Tel Aviv (Israel) with 411 people on board, was climbing through FL260 out of London when the #4 engine (PW4056, outboard right hand) lost power and cabin crew observed streaks of flames out of the engine. The flight crew shut the engine down, no fire indication was observed and fire suppression systems were not activated, and returned to London for a safe landing on runway 27R about 20 minutes later.

The flight was cancelled, a replacement flight is estimated to depart Jul 5th.

The NTSB reported on Jul 12th 2012 that about 20 mintes after departure the #4 engine failed. The N1 indication dropped to zero along with sounds. The government of Israel is investigating the occurrence.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 4, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-318

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
4X-ELD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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