Incident at 420 NM E of Yellowknife, NT

Summary

1999-08-26: MPH 801, a B767, was enroute from Amsterdam to Oakland and when the a/c was about 420 miles east of Yellowknife, the crew reported that they had experienced a left engine failure. The crew advised they were diverting to Yellowknife and landed there safely at 2117Z with ERS on standby. TSB has been notified and more information will be available. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that THE BOEING 767-300 WAS EN-ROUTE IN THE VICINITY OF 66:00N 100:00W (ABOUT 400 NM EAST OF YELLOWKNIFE) WHEN THE NUMBER ONE ENGINE (TYPE NOT SPECIFIED) GAVE A STRONG SHUDDER/VIBRATION AND A LOUD BANG NOISE. THE ENGINE WAS SHUT DOWN. THE CREW DIVERTED TO YELLOWKNIFE, NT. THE CREW REQUESTED THAT THE ERS BE ON STANDBY FOR THE LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT AND THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT, OR INJURIES TO THE PASSENGERS. THE PASSENGERS WERE TRANSPORTED ON ANOTHER MARTINAIR BOEING 767 TO OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA. MARTINAIR SENT A MAINTENANCE TEAM AND AN ENGINE TO YELLOWKNIFE WHERE THE AIRCRAFT WAS INSPECTED, ENGINE CHANGED AND THE AIRCRAFT RETURNED TO SERVICE. A PRELIMINARY INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE DETERMINED THAT THERE WERE METAL PARTICLES FOUND IN THE EXHAUST, TOGETHER WITH DAMAGE TO THE LAST STAGE LOW PRESSURE TURBINE ( LPT ) BLADES. THE NATURE OF THE ENGINE FAILURE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY MARTIN AIR. MORE TO FOLLOW, WHEN AVAILABLE.

Details


CADORS Number 1999C0705
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-08-20 - 19:50
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 420 NM E of Yellowknife, NT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Kingdom of the Netherlands
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner MARTIN AIR
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
BOEING
Model  Silhouette image of 767 300
767 300
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number MPH 801
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure

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