NTSB Identification: DCA01WA062
Incident occurred Friday, August 24, 2001 in Terceira-Azores, Portugal
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A330-200, registration:
Injuries: 9 Minor,297 Uninjured.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.
Air Transat Flight TS236, an Airbus 330-200, while cruising at FL 390 on a flight from Toronto Canada to Lisbon Portugal lost power on the right engine. The left engine subsequently lost power about 13 minutes later.
Both engines lost power as a result of fuel starvation. There had been a leak in the fuel system near the right engine, and an open crossfeed valve allowed fuel to be lost from both wing tanks. The aircraft was diverting toward Lajes military airfield in the Azores after the leak had been noticed by the crew about an hour prior to the engines shutting down.
After the engines shut down, the airplane glided to a landing at Lajes and stopped on the runway where 9 passengers suffered minor injuries during the emergency aircraft evacuation.
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