Gulf A332 at Manila on Aug 5th 2016, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: August 5, 2016 / 13:20:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 5, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Gulf Air

Flight number
GF-155

Destination
Bahrain, Bahrain

Aircraft Registration
A9C-KF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A Gulf Air Airbus A330-200, registration A9C-KF performing flight GF-155 from Manila (Philippines) to Bahrain (Bahrain) with 207 passengers and 12 crew, was in the initial climb out of Manila's runway 24 when the crew declared Mayday, stopped the climb at 5000 feet and returned to Manila for a safe landing on runway 24 about 25 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the aircraft suffered an engine (Trent 772) failure.

Emergency services reported the left hand engine showed evidence of damage due to immense heat, however, there was no need to apply fire agent after landing. A grass fire started left of runway 24 following the engine failure.

A passenger reported the left hand engine emitted a loud bang and a streak of flame.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 8 hours after landing back.

According to Gulf Air's website the flight is now estimated to reach Bahrain with a delay of 60 hours on Aug 8th 2016 at 05:20L.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 5, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Gulf Air

Flight number
GF-155

Destination
Bahrain, Bahrain

Aircraft Registration
A9C-KF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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