Friday, August 02, 2019

Swiss International Air Lines, Airbus A220-300, HB-JCM: Incident occurred July 25, 2019 near Paris, France

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

Aviation Incident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Paris, France
Incident Number: ENG19IA029
Date & Time: 07/25/2019, 1305 LCL
Registration: HB-JCM
Aircraft: AIRBUS A220
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Non-U.S., Commercial 

On July 25, 2019, at about 1305 local, Swiss International flight LX348, an A220-300, registration HB-JCM, experienced an engine failure of the left Pratt &Whitney PW1524G while climbing through flight level 320. The flight crew shut down the engine and diverted to Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG), Paris, France. Postflight examination of the engine revealed that the low-pressure compressor stage 1 rotor was missing. None of the passengers and crew onboard were injured and the airplane received minor damage. The regularly scheduled passenger flight was operating from Geneva Airport (GVA), Geneva, Switzerland 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.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Registration: HB-JCM
Model/Series: A220 300
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Swiss International
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Foreign Air Carrier (129) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Geneva (GVA)
Destination: London (LHR)

Wreckage and Impact Information

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