Friday, May 17, 2013

► UGANDA: Brussels Airlines A330 suffers compressor stalls on climb out of Entebbe; returns to airport safely.

Brussels AirlinesThe Aviation Herald writes that on May 12, a Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-200, (MSN 229 | OO-SFY), operating as flight SN465 from Entebbe to Brussels suffered compressor stalls after take off from Entebbe and was forced to return to the Ugandan airport shortly after.

Brussels Airlines A330 OO-SFY
It is said that OO-SFY was 20 minutes into its climb out of Entebbe "when the right hand engine (PW4168) emitted a series of bangs and streaks of flames (usually indicative of engine compressor stalls or surges) prompting the crew to shut the engine down and return to Entebbe for a safe landing about 40 minutes after departure."

As of yesterday, Thursday 16 May, the aircraft is still in Uganda awaiting a replacement engine.