El Al B763 at Toronto on Dec 20th 2016, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: December 26, 2016 / 22:30:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 20, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-30

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
4X-EAM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

An El Al Boeing 767-300, registration 4X-EAM performing flight LY-30 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Tel Aviv (Israel) with 224 people on board, was climbing through 12000 feet out of Toronto when the crew declared Mayday, Mayday, Mayday reporting an engine (PW4060) failure, subsequently reporting a right hand engine fire. The crew shut the engine down, stopped the climb at 13,000 feet, initiated the return to Toronto and requested to enter a hold to dump fuel. ATC vectored the aircraft for the fuel dump, the aircraft landed safely back on Toronto's runway 23 about 45 minutes after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported the aircraft experienced a loss of power on the right hand engine. The crew dumped fuel and returned to Toronto. The TSB is currently assessing the occurrence to decide whether to open an investigation.

The NTSB reported that there was a loss of power on the right hand engine associated with vibrations and a yaw moment. Passengers reported fire from the engine.

While the emergency was in progress, an Air Canada Boeing 787-900 registration C-FGEI performing flight AC-877 from Frankfurt (Germany) to Toronto,ON (Canada) arrived at Toronto and advised ATC that they had a low tyre pressure indication. ATC advised that if they wanted emergency services on stand by, they would need to enter a hold due to the ongoing emergency with El Al, which tied up all emergency services. The Air Canada crew decided to proceed without emergency services, advised they were not sure whether they would leave any debris on the runway, airport operations just dispatched a vehicle to conduct a runway inspection after landing. AC-877 landed safely on runway 24R about 5 minutes prior to landing of LY-30.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 20, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-30

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
4X-EAM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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