NTSB Identification: ENG06WA033
Incident occurred Monday, July 24, 2006 in Islamabad, Pakistan
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A320, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

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

On 24 July 2006, an AirBlue Airbus A320 with registration: AP-BGV and MSN: 443 experienced a fractured fan blade and in-flight engine shutdown during climb flight from Islamabad, Pakistan. The aircraft was at approximately 33,000 feet climbing to FL360 when N1 vibration indication on the No. 1 engine increased to 5.1 units. All other engine parameters were observed to be normal. Vibration indication then decreased to 4.5 units before ECAM message No. 1 Engine Failed appeared, followed by an EGT exceedance. The engine was shutdown and the aircraft was diverted to Lahore, where an uneventful single-engine landing was completed.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Pakistan. Further information pertaining to this incident may be obtained from:

Headquarters, Civil Aviation Authority
Terminal-1, JIAP

Tel.: (92) 21 924 8720
E-mail: dgcaa@caapakistan.com.pk
Fax: (92) 21 924 8722

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the Government of Pakistan.

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