Alitalia B772 near Munich on Jun 17th 2016, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: June 17, 2016 / 21:59:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 17, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-785

Aircraft Registration
EI-DDH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An Alitalia Boeing 777-200, registration EI-DDH performing flight AZ-785 from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Rome Fiumicino (Italy), was enroute just step climbing from FL380 to FL400 over the Baltic Sea when the crew received indication of problems with the left hand engine (GE90), reduced the engine thrust and drifted down to FL220, however, continued the fliht towards Rome. About 105 minutes later, the aircraft was now enroute at FL220 about 25nm southwest of Prague (Czech Republic), the crew needed to shut the engine down and decided to divert to Munich (Germany), where the aircraft landed safely on runway 26R about 30 minutes after the decision to divert.

A replacement Airbus A330-200 registration EI-EJO was dispatched to Munich, resumed the flight and is estimated to reach Rome with a delay of 5.5 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-DDH
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
BOEING 777-243
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 17, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-785

Aircraft Registration
EI-DDH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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