Cubana IL96 near Salta on Feb 29th 2016, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: March 7, 2016 / 21:51:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Cubana

Flight number
CU-361

Destination
Cayo Coco, Cuba

Aircraft Registration
CU-T1717

Aircraft Type
Ilyushin Il-96

ICAO Type Designator
IL96

A Cubana Ilyushin IL-96, registration CU-T1717 performing flight CU-361 from Buenos Aires,BA (Argentina) to Cayo Coco (Cuba) with 120 people on board, was enroute at FL300 about 50nm north of Salta,SA (Argentina) when the crew reported the failure of engine #3 (PS-90, inboard right hand), drifted the aircraft down to FL280, dumped fuel and returned to Buenos Aires for a safe landing about 3:45 hours after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground until March 3rd, then positioned as flight CU-1717 to Cuba via Lima (Peru), Panama City (Panama) never climbing above FL280. The aircraft was able to resume service on March 7th.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Cubana

Flight number
CU-361

Destination
Cayo Coco, Cuba

Aircraft Registration
CU-T1717

Aircraft Type
Ilyushin Il-96

ICAO Type Designator
IL96

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