Avianca A319 near Cartagena on Nov 2nd 2015, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: November 4, 2015 / 22:01:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 2, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-255

Departure
Havana, Cuba

Destination
Bogota, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
HK-4553

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Avianca Airbus A319-100, registration HK-4553 performing flight AV-255 from Havana (Cuba) to Bogota (Colombia), was enroute at FL370 over the Caribbean Sea about 200nm north of Cartagena (Colombia) when the right hand engine (CFM56) began to increasingly vibrate and became increasingly noisy. The crew subsequently shut the engine down and diverted to Cartagena for a safe landing.

A passenger reported the vibrations became so severe that glasses were jumping on the trays and falling around. Loud scraping noises came from the right hand engine, the engine was finally shut down.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Cartagena about 48 hours later.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 2, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-255

Departure
Havana, Cuba

Destination
Bogota, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
HK-4553

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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