Incident at Thunder Bay


1996-01-30: Northwest Airlines flight 179 (A320) was about 130 NM east of Thunder Bay, enroute from Boston, Mass. to Seattle, Wash. at FL390 when the #1 engine oil trmperature began to increase. Thrust was reduced to 70% and a/c diverted to Minneapolis, Minn.. Minn. tower alerted ERS, and crew landed a/c without further incident. The crew of 5 and 63 passengers were not injured. Maintenance examined #1 engine and found a faulty oil temperature sensor. Sensor was replaced and a/c returned to service.


CADORS Number 1994C0073
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-02-26 - 23:43
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Thunder Bay
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Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
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Occurrence Type Incident
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
Model A320 232
Year Built
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Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number NWA179
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction

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