Air France A388 fan and engine inlet separated over Greenland Sep 30th 2017

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Air France A388 fan and engine inlet separated over Greenland Sep 30th 2017

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Postby Bell 407 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:23 pm

Air France A388 fan and engine inlet separated over Greenland Sep 30th 2017

An Air France Airbus A380-800, registration F-HPJE performing flight AF-66 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was enroute at FL370 about 200nm southeast of Nuuk (Greenland) when the fan and inlet of the #4 engine (GP7270, outboard right hand) separated from the engine. The crew descended the aircraft to FL310 and diverted to Goose Bay,NL (Canada) for a safe landing about 2 hours later. Emergency services reported hydraulic fluid leaking from the engine.

A runway inspection discovered debris on the arrival runway, which needed to be cleaned before the runway could be reopened.

A passenger reported there was a loud thud followed by vibrations.

The passengers report they are still on board of the aircraft about 2 hours after landing because the airport does not have stairs to accomodate the A380.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Goose Bay following serious damage to one of the four engines. Flight and Cabin crew handled the serious incident perfectly. Teams are being dispatched to Goose Bay to assist the passengers, the airline is working to re-route the passengers to Los Angeles via their connecting platforms in North America.

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Re: Air France A388 fan and engine inlet separated over Greenland Sep 30th 2017

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Postby Bell 407 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:28 pm

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Postby Bell 407 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:29 pm

Well, that could ruin your day :thinking:

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Re: Air France A388 fan and engine inlet separated over Greenland Sep 30th 2017

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Postby Bell 407 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:55 am

A better ground view to compare damaged engine to others. Quite a bit came orf :thinking:

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Re: Air France A388 fan and engine inlet separated over Greenland Sep 30th 2017

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Re: Air France A388 fan and engine inlet separated over Greenland Sep 30th 2017

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Postby Bell 407 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:23 pm

Definitely some leading edge damage too :yikes:

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Re: Air France A388 fan and engine inlet separated over Greenland Sep 30th 2017

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Postby Bell 407 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:38 am

Debris found in Greenland.

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Re: Air France A388 fan and engine inlet separated over Greenland Sep 30th 2017

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Postby great dane » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:23 pm

Now that was a proper engine failure :yikes:

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Postby great dane » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:25 pm

Bell 407 wrote:Debris found in Greenland.

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Not nice pieces to have fall out of the sky and hit your head :thinking:

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Re: Air France A388 fan and engine inlet separated over Greenland Sep 30th 2017

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Postby Bell 407 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:13 pm

Yip, could have been a lot worse if over more densely populated areas.


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