Lingus B752 near Boston on Oct 2nd 2016, engine problem

Last Update: October 3, 2016 / 22:03:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 2, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-110

Destination
Shannon, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-CJX

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

An Aer Lingus Boeing 757-200, registration EI-CJX performing flight EI-110 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Shannon (Ireland) with 115 people on board, was climbing out of New York about 80nm south of Boston,MA (USA) when the crew requested to level off at FL260 reporting they had some minor technical issue, they might need to divert to Boston though. A few minutes later the crew decided to divert to Boston advising they didn't need any assistance, they had an issue with the left hand engine (RB211), the engine was running okay but the crew didn't want to cross the Ocean with it. The aircraft diverted to Boston for a safe landing about 35 minutes after levelling off at FL260.

The aircraft attempted to depart Boston and continue the flight about 4.5 hours after landing but needed to reject takeoff from runway 15R at high speed due to the recurrence of the same problem.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were taken to hotels and booked onto other flights.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Boston about 22 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 2, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-110

Destination
Shannon, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-CJX

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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