On August 5, 2009, a Vueling Airlines Airbus A320-211, registration number EC-ICQ, flight number VY9127, experienced a No. 2 engine, a CFM CFM56-5A turbofan engine, undercowl fire after push back from the gate and engine start. Ground crew informed the flight crew that there was smoke and flames coming from the No. 2 engine. The flight crew shut down the engine and the fire stopped almost immediately. The flight crew initiated an emergency evacuation. Several minor injuries were reported. The airplane was operated as a flight from Paris Orly (LFPO) to Alicante in Spain (LEAL).

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

Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation civile
Bâtiment 153
Aéroport du Bourget
93350 Le Bourget

Tel.: (33) 1 49 92 72 00
(33) 1 48 35 86 54 (Emergency 24 hours)
E-mail: bealab@francenet.fr
Fax: (33) 1 49 92 72 03
Telex: 203591 F
Website: http://www.bea-fr.org

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

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