Azul AT76 at Ipatinga on Nov 3rd 2016, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: November 4, 2016 / 20:50:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 3, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AD-2533

Aircraft Registration
PR-ATJ

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-600

ICAO Type Designator
AT76

An Azul Linhas Aereas Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration PR-ATJ performing flight AD-2533 from Ipatinga,MG to Belo Horizonte,MG (Brazil), was climbing out of Ipatinga's runway 05 when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet, shut down the right hand engine and returned to Ipatinga for a safe landing on runway 05 about 45 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the aircraft returned to Ipatinga due to a technical fault.

A passenger reported the right hand propeller stopped in flight. The crew subsequently explained there had been a loss of pressure on the right hand engine, the engine was shut down. They were now burning off fuel and return to Ipatinga.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 3, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AD-2533

Aircraft Registration
PR-ATJ

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-600

ICAO Type Designator
AT76

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