Saturday, January 05, 2019

Swiss International Airlines, Bombardier C-Series CS-300, HB-JCA: Incident occurred September 16, 2019 near Geneva

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this incident.

Aviation Incident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Côte-d'Or, France
Incident Number: ENG19IA034
Date & Time: 09/16/2019, 1925 UTC
Registration: HB-JCA
Aircraft: AIRBUS A220
Injuries: 77 None
Flight Conducted Under: Non-U.S., Commercial 

On September 16, 2019, at about 1925 coordinated universal time (UTC), Swiss International Air Lines flight LX0358, an Airbus Canada A220-300, registration HB-JCA, equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW1524G turbofan engines, experienced a No. 1 (left) engine failure during climb, just prior to reaching cruise altitude FL350. The flight crew initiated quick reference handbook procedures, declared an emergency, and returned to Geneva Airport (GVA), Geneva, Switzerland where they made an uneventful landing. A post-flight examination of the engine revealed a hole in the low pressure compressor case and a separated low pressure compressor stage 1 rotor. There were no passenger or crew injuries reported. The regularly scheduled passenger flight was operating from GVA to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London, United Kingdom.

In accordance with ICAO Annex 13, the National Transportation Safety Board accepted the delegation of this investigation from the French Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile and the Swiss Transportation Safety Board.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Registration: HB-JCA
Model/Series: A220 300
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Departure Point: Geneva, FN (GVA)
Destination: London, FN (LHR)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 5 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 72 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 77 None
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