Emirates A388 near Tehran on Dec 25th 2016, engine problem

Last Update: December 26, 2016 / 23:15:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 25, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-97

Aircraft Registration
A6-EUD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

An Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EUD performing flight EK-97 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Rome Fiumicino (Italy), was enroute at FL400 about 190nm southwest of Tehran (Iran) when the crew reported problems with the #3 engine (GP7270, inboard right hand), descended the aircraft to FL350, turned around and returned to Dubai for a safe landing about 4 hours after departure.

A replacement A380-800 registration A6-EDX reached Rome with a delay of 6:20 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 25, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-97

Aircraft Registration
A6-EUD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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