NTSB Identification: ENG06WA033
Incident occurred Monday, July 24, 2006 in Islamabad, Pakistan
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A320, registration:
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
Tel.: (92) 21 924 8720
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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