Allegiant B752 at Cincinnati on Jul 20th 2017, engine cowl piece detaches and slices upper wing surface
Last Update: July 21, 2017 / 22:34:14 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported the flight departed with 3 hours delay due to a problem with an anti ice system, maintenance worked on that problem. During the takeoff run a piece of the right hand engine's inboard cowling became loose and separated. The aircraft returned to Covington. The departure runway was closed for about 3 hours due to debris, engine oil and fuel on the runway.
The airline reported a mechanical problem with the right hand engine prompted the return to Cincinnati.
The airport reported there had been a large debris field contaminated with engine oil and fuel, the runway needed to be closed for 2:45 hours for cleaning.
The flight was cancelled.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 22 hours after landing back.
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