CSA A319 near Amsterdam on Nov 1st 2015, engine vibrations

Last Update: January 13, 2016 / 17:18:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 1, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OK-619

Aircraft Registration
OK-MEK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A CSA Czech Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration OK-MEK performing flight OK-619 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Prague (Czech Republic), was climbing through FL290 out of Amsterdam when the right hand engine (CFM56) emitted a loud bang followed by engine vibrations. The crew stopped the climb and returned to Amsterdam for a safe landing on runway 27 about 20 minutes later with both engines still operating though the right hand engine was very noisy.

On Jan 13th 2016 the Czech UZPLN reported in their quarterly bulletin that the crew received indication of the right hand engine's N1 dropping following by an ENG 2 FAIL ECAM message. The crew worked the relevant checklists and shut the engine down (editorial note: note the contradiction to the original coverage based on testimonies on ground and from passengers as well as radio traffic). A visual examination of the engine found damage to the last turbine stage, metal debris and oil were found in the exhaust nozzle. A subsequent borescopic examination in Prague found substantial damage to the high pressure turbine.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 1, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OK-619

Aircraft Registration
OK-MEK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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