Avianca A318 near Bogota on Dec 11th 2015, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: December 23, 2015 / 18:34:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-9398

Destination
Pasto, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
N595EL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A318

ICAO Type Designator
A318

An Avianca Airbus A318-100, registration N595EL performing flight AV-9398 from Bogota to Pasto (Colombia) with 99 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing out of Bogota when the left hand engine (CFM56) failed prompting the crew to stop the climb at FL230, shut the engine down and return to Bogota for a safe landing on runway 13L.

On Dec 23rd 2015 the French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that examination of the left hand engine revealed fractured turbine blades. Colombia's Accident Investigation Board rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-9398

Destination
Pasto, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
N595EL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A318

ICAO Type Designator
A318

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