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Korean Air, Airbus A220-300, HL8314: Incident occurred December 26, 2018 in Busan, South Korea

Aviation Incident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Busan, Korea, Republic Of
Incident Number: ENG19IA008
Date & Time: 12/26/2018,  
Registration: HL8314 
Aircraft: AIRBUS A220
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Non-U.S., Commercial 

On December 26, 2018, Korean Air flight 0753, an Airbus A220, registered in Korea as HL8314 had a commanded inflight shutdown of the left (No. 1) engine, a Pratt & Whitney PW1521G-3, while climbing through 29,000 feet on a flight from Busan, Korea (PUS) to Nagoya, Japan. The flight crew reported hearing a loud bang that was followed by vibrations and an engine fire warning. The flight crew shut down the engine and the airplane returned to PUS without further incident. The examination of the engine revealed damage to the turbines and several holes in the low pressure turbine case. Although there was a fire warning, the examination of the engine did not reveal any fire damage. There were no reported injuries to the passengers and crew that were on board the airplane. At the time of the event, the engine had accumulated only 417 hours and 529 cycles since new. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Registration: HL8314
Model/Series: A220
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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Operator: Korean Air
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Foreign Air Carrier (129)
Operator Does Business As: Korean Air
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

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