TAP A320 at Lisbon on May 21st 2016, rejected takeoff due to engine failure

Last Update: June 20, 2016 / 13:25:15 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TP-1553

Aircraft Registration
CS-TNP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A TAP Air Portugal Airbus A320-200, registration CS-TNP performing flight TP-1553 from Lisbon (Portugal) to Sao Vicente (Cabo Verde) with 134 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Lisbon's runway 03 when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed following a loud bang from the left hand side, loss of thrust on the left hand engine (CFM56) and associated yaw of the aircraft as well as an "ENG#1 FAIL" ECAM indication. The aircraft slowed safely and vacated the runway via HS onto taxiway L. While turning onto taxiway L emergency services reported seeing smoke and flames from the engine. Although no fire warning was active in the cockpit, the crew stopped the aircraft and performed the fire drill shutting the engine down and activating the engine's fire suppression. Subsequent assessment by emergency services indicated it was safe to tow the aircraft to the apron, where passengers disembarked through the right hand doors via stairs.

The French BEA reported the occurrence has been rated a serious incident by Portugal's GPIAA and is being investigated by the GPIAA. The BEA provided tail number CS-TPN in error (which is an Embraer ERJ-145).

On Jun 20th 2016 Portugal's GPIAA reported in their preliminary note that the aircraft was accelerating through 96 knots on Lisbon's runway 03 when a loud bang from the left hand engine was heard associated with the loss of thrust from that engine and associated yaw. The crew rejected takeoff, a ENG #1 FAIL indication was active on the ECAM display. While taxiing towards the apron tower informed the crew that emergency services were seeing flames and smoke from the engine. Although no fire indication was active in the cockpit, the crew stopped the aircraft and discharged both fire bottles into the engine. Emergency services reached the aircraft and acted on the left hand engine bringing the situation under control. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron, where passengers disembarked through the right hand doors. The occurrence was rated an incident, in the same note the GPIAA stated the aircraft received substantial damage.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TP-1553

Aircraft Registration
CS-TNP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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