On December 6, 2010, at 11:15 local time, an Angola Airlines (TAAG)Boeing 777-2M2ER, powered by two General Electric GE90-94B Turbofan engines experienced a No. 2 (right) engine low pressure turbine failure after takeoff from the Lisbon International Airport (LPPT), Portugal. Turbine blades were reported to have been expelled out the back of the engine over a populated area. The flight crew performed an air turn back and the airplane made a successful landing with no reported injuries. The airplane was on a flight from Lisbon to Luanda International Airport (FNLU), Angola.

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

Gabinete de Prevençao e Investigação
de Acidentes com Aeronaves (GPIAA)
Praça Duque de Saldanha, n.˚ 31, 4˚
1050-094 Lisboa

Tel.: (351) 21 273-9230 (general)
(351) 21273-9245 (director)
E-mail: geral@gpiaa.gov.pt
Fax: (351) 21 273-9260
Website: www.gpiaa.gov.pt

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

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