A WestJet Boeing 737, powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines experienced a No. 1 engine failure during climb from takeoff. The flight crew reported hearing a loud bang from the No. 1 engine. Thrust was lost from the No. 1 engine and the exhaust gas temperature increased. The flight crew did an air turn back for an uneventful landing. Post landing inspection revealed that the low pressure turbine was completely destroyed and became molten. All the engine debris went out the back of the engine. There was no uncontainment.

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

Transportation Safety Board of Canada
200 Promenade du Portage
Place du Centre, 4th Floor
Hull, Quebec K1A 1K8

Tel.: (1) 819-994-4252
(1) 819-997-7887 (24 hour)
E-mail: airops@tsb.gc.ca
Fax: (1) 819-953-9586
Website: http://www.tsb.gc.ca

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

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