ENG07RA012
ENG07RA012

On January 20, 2007, at about 1640 local time, a Falcon Jet 900B, registration number G-HMEV, equipped with 3 Honeywell TFE731-5BR-1C engines experienced an uncontained number three (right) engine failure on a flight from Farnborough (EGLF) to Tel Aviv (LLBG). Approaching FL 150, around 15 minutes after departure, a loud noise from the rear of the aircraft was heard and an engine fire aural warning and the No. 3 engine Fire Warning light illuminated. Additionally, the No. 3 engine interstage turbine temperature (ITT) warning light was illuminated and the ITT indication was fluctuating wildly. The No. 1 and No. 2 engine indications were normal. An uneventful emergency landing was made at Gatwick airport. Upon inspection, the No. 3 engine had an uncontained breach in the combustor case. The two pilots were not injured. There were no passengers.

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

Air Accidents Investigation Branch
Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions
Berkshire Copse Road
Aldershot
Hants
GU11 2HH
United Kingdom

Tel.: (44) 1252 510300
(44) 171 890 5999 (after hours)
E-mail: enquiries@aaib.gov.uk
Fax: (44) 1252 376999
AFTN: EGGCYLYX
Telex: 858119 ACCINV G
Website:http://www.dft.gov.uk

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

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