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Monday, 14 February 2011

Airbus Updates No.72/11

Incident: Air Europa A332 near Madrid on Feb 13th 2011, engine shut down in flight


By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Feb 13th 2011 22:58Z, last updated Sunday, Feb 13th 2011 22:58Z

An Air Europa Airbus A330-200, registration EC-LKE performing flight UX-63 from Madrid,SP (Madrid) to Cancun (Mexico), was climbing out of Madrid about 10 minutes into the flight when the crew levelled off at FL250 and shut the right hand engine (Trent 772) down due to excessive vibrations.
The airplane subsequently returned to Madrid for a safe landing on runway 18R about 20 minutes later, vacated the runway and stopped on the adjacent taxiway, where passengers disembarked via mobile stairs and were bussed to the terminal.

Pictures show parts of the right hand engine's inlet cowling are missing in the area of the fan.

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