Ethiopian B788 over Atlantic on Oct 23rd 2015, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: October 23, 2015 / 14:43:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 23, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
ET-500

Aircraft Registration
ET-ARF

ICAO Type Designator
B788

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-800, registration ET-ARF performing flight ET-500 from Dublin (Ireland) to Washington Dulles,DC (USA), was enroute at FL400 over the Atlantic Ocean about 400nm westnorthwest of Dublin when the crew reported they needed to shut the left hand engine (GEnx) down and declared PAN. The aircraft turned around, drifted down to FL250 and returned to Dublin for a safe landing on runway 28 about 140 minutes after departure and taxied to the apron.

The airline confirmed a defect with the left hand engine prompted the return to Dublin. The cause of the technical defect is under examination by engineers in cooperation with GE.

A replacement Boeing 787-800 registration ET-AOQ was dispatched to Dublin as flight ET-9201, has just arrived and is estimated to continue the flight with a delay of about 11 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 23, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
ET-500

Aircraft Registration
ET-ARF

ICAO Type Designator
B788

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