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

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Staff Writer | Friday January 11, 2019 5:40AM ET
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.

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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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