China Eastern Airlines Airbus Engine Catches Fire

Sunday, September 19, 2010
By George Hatcher


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What: China Eastern Airlines Airbus A300-600 en route from Singapore to Shanghai
Where: Singapore, China
When: Sep 17 2010
Who: 229 passengers
Why: Just after taking off from Singapore, the airbusleft engine had an engine surge, made three banging noises, shot flames and sent the odor of burning into the cabin. A passenger reported seeing the left wing afire.

The flight crew shut down the affected engine, and returned to Singapore where they made a safe landing. Passengers were booked on alternative flights.

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