Incident: Virgin America A319 near Grand Junction on Sep 8th 2011, engine shut down in flight
|By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Sep 8th 2011 17:18Z, last updated Thursday, Sep 8th 2011 17:18Z |
A Virgin America Airbus A319-100, registration N530VA performing flight VX-28 (dep Sep 7th) from San Francisco,CA to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 111 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL350 about 200nm west of Grand Junction,CO when the crew needed to shut an engine down. The aircraft drifted down and diverted to Grand Junction for a safe landing on runway 11 about 40 minutes later.
The passengers were taken to hotels.
A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration N837VA was dispatched as flight VX-9837 from San Francisco to Grand Junction and is estimated to reach New York as flight VX-1028 with a delay of 10 hours.
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