Malaysia B744 at Kuala Lumpur on Apr 17th 2012, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: April 17, 2012 / 15:30:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 17, 2012

Flight number
MH-2

Aircraft Registration
9M-MPF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747-400, registration 9M-MPF performing flight MH-2 (sched dep Apr 16th, actual dep Apr 17th) from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 351 passengers and 21 crew, was in the initial climb out of Kuala Lumpur about 10-15 seconds after becoming airborne when the left hand outboard engine emitted a loud bang and sparks. The crew continued the climb to safe altitude then shut the engine down, dumped fuel and returned to Kuala Lumpur for a safe landing about 90 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 747-400 registration 9M-MPK is estimated to reach London with a delay of 11 hours.

Passengers reported hearing a loud bang and seeing sparks from the #1 engine about 10-15 seconds after the aircraft became airborne.

The airline confirmed a technical fault prompted the aircraft to return to Kuala Lumpur.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 17, 2012

Flight number
MH-2

Aircraft Registration
9M-MPF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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