Allegiant A319 at Mesa on Apr 28th 2016, engine failure on go around

Last Update: April 30, 2016 / 15:06:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 28, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G4-175

Aircraft Registration
N311NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

Airport ICAO Code
KIWA

An Allegiant Airbus A319-100, registration N311NV performing flight G4-175 from Pasco,WA to Mesa,AZ (USA) with 131 passengers and 6 crew, was on final approach to Mesa Phoenix Gateway Airport's runway 30L when the crew initiated a go around at about 50 feet AGL due to gusting winds, a few seconds later the crew reported they had lost an engine (CFM56). The crew managed to accelerate and climb the aircraft to 3000 feet. While the crew read checklists and prepared the aircraft for another approach, tower initiated a runway inspection telling the operations vehicle that the aircraft had gone around and stalled an engine due to the gusting conditions. The aircraft positioned for another approach to runway 30L for a safe landing about 17 minutes after the go around.

Ground witnesses reported the aircraft pitched up for the go-around, the engines accelerated and were about reaching maximum thrust when the right hand engine surged emitting bangs and streaks of flame, possibly due to a wind gust, causing the aircraft to seriously roll still very close to the ground. For a few seconds it appeared the aircraft would not be able to maintain height before the crew regained control, accelerated the aircraft and climbed out to safety.

According to airline internal information the engine suffered a catastrophic failure during a gust induced go around with the crew describing marginal climb and roll performance.

Further information from within the airline states that the right hand engine seized when it was accelerating for the go around near or upon reaching go-around thrust at 50 feet AGL. There were bits of molten Titanium found in the engine exhaust and substantial blade damage seen from the tail of the engine.



Metars:
KIWA 282256Z 28011G27KT 20SM SCT250 23/M06 A2970
KIWA 282148Z 27012G22KT 20SM SCT250 23/M04 A2972
KIWA 282047Z 29010G20KT 20SM SCT250 23/M04 A2973
KIWA 281947Z 26011G25KT 20SM SCT250 22/M02 A2973
KIWA 281850Z 25015KT 45SM FEW100 21/M01 A2974
KIWA 281750Z 27013KT 35SM SCT150 21/M01 A2975
KIWA 281647Z 22012KT 20SM BKN150 19/M04 A2974
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N311NV
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A319-111
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A319
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 28, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G4-175

Aircraft Registration
N311NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

Airport ICAO Code
KIWA

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