NTSB Identification: DCA02RA049
Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 2002 in Paris, France
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A320-212, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On July 6, 2002, about 1200 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), an Airbus A320-212, French registration F-GFKS, operated by Air France, experienced an uncontained engine failure of the no. 2 engine during takeoff from runway 26D at the Charles De Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France. The airplane was equipped with CFM-56 engines, and the failure occurred in the high-pressure compressor stage. The engine and airframe were substantially damaged. As a result of the engine failure, the flight crew rejected the takeoff and came to rest safely on runway 26D. The investigation is being conducted by the French Bureau Enquetes-Accidents (BEA) in accordance with Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

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