Kasai B733 near Kisangani on Nov 17th 2013, engine shut down in flight


An Air Kasai Boeing 737-300, registration 9Q-CGD performing flight 751 from Kinshasa to Kisangani (DR Congo) with 161 people on board, was enroute about one hour into the flight when the left hand engine (CFM56) emitted strange loud noises which settled again, the flight was continued. The loud noises repeated about half an hour later prompting the crew to shut the left engine down, the aircraft continued to Kisangani for a safe landing about 2 hours after departure from Kinshasa.

The French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that Authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) rated the engine failure a serious incident and opened an investigation.

Passengers reported the left hand engine was emitting very loud strange noises about one hour into the two hour flight, the noise disappeared again and the crew calmed everybody down, however, about 30 minutes later the noises reappeared in about same intensity. The engine was shut down and the aircraft made a hard landing in Kisangani.

According to ATDB Air Kasai leased the Boeing 737-300 MSN 23788 in from Gomair in October 2013.

Źródło: avherald
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