American B763 over Irish Sea on Apr 28th 2017, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: April 28, 2017 / 21:51:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 28, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-211

Aircraft Registration
N342AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

An American Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N342AN performing flight AA-211 from Manchester,EN (UK) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was climbing through FL300 out of Manchester over the Irish Sea about 50nm east of Dublin (Ireland) when the crew declared emergency due to an engine (CF6) failure. The crew shut the engine down. Dublin Airport prepared for the emergency arrival and sent all arrivals into holds advising them of an inbound emergency. Dublin Center called American 211 several times without success, then was informed the aircraft was diverting to Manchester and released the arriving aircraft from the holds. The Boeing drifted down to FL200, turned around and returned to Manchester for a safe landing on runway 23L about 50 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 11 hours after landing.

The airline reported a maintenance issue as cause for the return.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 28, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-211

Aircraft Registration
N342AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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