Two Trent engine shut downs in flight yesterday
Norwegian B788 over Atlantic on Jun 11th, 2017, engine shut down in flight
A Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787-800, registration LN-LNH performing flight DY-7019 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to New York JFK, NY (USA) with 294 people on board, was enroute at FL380 about 400nm west of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew decided to shut the #1 engine (Trent 1000, left) down and declared PAN due to low engine oil quantity. The aircraft turned around, drifted down to FL140, dumped fuel and diverted to Shannon for a safe landing on runway 24 about 70 minutes later.
The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Shannon as a precaution due to a technical issue. The aircraft is currently being examined.
China Eastern A332 at Sydney on Jun 11th, 2017, engine shut down in flight
A China Eastern Airbus A330-200, registration B-6099 performing flight MU-736 from Sydney, NS (Australia) to Shanghai Pudong (China), was in the initial climb out of Sydney’s runway 34L when the crew reported a left hand engine (Trent 772) fault and requested to maintain runway heading. The aircraft levelled off at 5000 feet, the crew shut the engine down. The crew subsequently reported it appeared the left-hand engine’s cowling was damaged and requested a runway inspection, the engine suffered the damage about one second after takeoff rotation. ATC informed the crew that a runway inspection did not find any debris on the runway. The aircraft returned to Sydney for a safe landing on runway 34L about 40 minutes after departure. A large hole was visible at the inboard side of the left-hand engine’s intake.
A seemingly similar incident also involving a Trent 772 engine happened about 4 weeks ago, when an Egypt A332 at Cairo on May 15th 2017, rejected takeoff due to engine failure.