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Korean Air Airbus A220-300 suffers engine failure, returns to Busan, South Korea

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Korean Air
Asia   Photos show damage to all blades of the last (LPT) stage of the engine

On the 26st December 2018, Korean Air flight KE753, an Airbus A220-300, returned to land at Busan, South Korea after suffering an engine failure.

The aircraft departed Busan Airport at 13:01 hours local time (04:01 UTC) on a regular flight to Nagoya, Japan.

The flight crew stopped the climb at about FL290 while some 193 km from Busan over the Sea of Japan after the aircraft suffered a failure of the no.1 engine (PW1524G).

The aircraft returned and landed safely back at Busan at 14:00 hours.

Photos from the incident aircraft show damage to all blades of the last Low Pressure Turbine (LPT) stage of the engine.

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