MRJ Test Fleet Grounded -PW1200G flameout
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The Japanese manufacturer tells FlightGlobal that there was an "uncommanded shut down" of FTA-2's left Pratt & Whitney PW1200G engine during a test flight.
Mitsubishi would not say what tests the aircraft was conducting when the flameout occurred, but said the incident happened in training airspace over the ocean, about 170km west of Portland. Pilots were alerted to the issue only when the left engine shut down.
The aircraft had taken off from Moses Lake at 14:00 local time and had to make an unscheduled landing at Portland International airport at 17:12 local time.
"After a quick investigation with the borescope, we confirmed that there was partial damage inside the engine. We're still investigating the cause," says the manufacturer, adding that a Pratt & Whitney team is also onsite in Portland, aiding with the investigation.
Mitsubishi has since grounded its...