On March 5, 2011, the crew of Emirates Airlines Flight 132, a B777-200ER (A6-EMH), powered by 2 Rolls Royce Trent 892 Turbofan Engines, reported a loud noise on takeoff from the No. 2 Engine area, while departing Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME). The crew via air traffic control requested that a runway inspection be carried out and a reply was received that no debris had been found. Whilst the crew observed no abnormal engine parameters the Operator’s maintenance control centre (MCC) was consulted, via sat-phone . After the downlink of further information, the MCC confirmed the flight control indications also appeared normal and the flight continued to Dubai International Airport (DXB) where a successful landing was made.

On walk around inspection at DXB, the maintenance personnel found a large section of the in board fan duct and thrust reverser missing.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:


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