December 31, 2018 - Korean Air A220-300 (CS300) MSN 55035 Forced to Turn Around After Reported Engine Failure
MSN 55035 registered HL8314 - delivered September 28, 2018
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December 31, 2018 - by Edward Pizzarello for ThePointsGuy.com
A220-300 manufacturer serial number (MSN) 55035 registered HL8314 - delivered September 28, 2018
A Korean Air flight from Busan to Nagoya, Japan, was forced to return to Gimhae International Airport after reports of an engine failure. The plane was able to land safely and no injuries were reported. Passengers were re-routed on other flights.
Korean Air Airbus A220-300 (CS300) suffers engine failure, returns to Busan, South Korea https://t.co/fyfbhts53S pic.twitter.com/5j9dUN3DaH
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Photos from the incident aircraft show damage to all blades of the last Low Pressure Turbine (LPT) stage of the engine.
Similar engines from Pratt & Whitney have had troubles, though the engine maker said that problems from those engines wouldn't affect the engines Korean Air currently operates on the CS300. A220 uses PW1500 engine.