UNCONTAINED AIRBUS A321 ENGINE FAILURE PROMPTS INSPECTIONS
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March 23, 2020 - by AARON HILSZ-LOTHIAN for samchui.com
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered inspections on some engines that power the Airbus A320 Family aircraft, after a Vietnam Airlines A321 suffered an un-contained engine failure during takeoff.
The Aviation Herald reports that on the 18th of March 2020, a Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321-200. registered VN-A392, was performing flight VN-920 from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh when the pilots aborted the takeoff.
Although it was reported that the rejected takeoff was performed due to a burst nose tyre, the FAA argues that it was because of an un-contained engine failure.
The FAA issued an emergency airworthiness directive on the 22nd of March for the following International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 models:...