Incident Boeing 777-2Q8ER VP-BHB , 10 Feb 2016
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Time:22:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 777-2Q8ER
Owner/operator:Orenair - Orenburg Airlines
Registration: VP-BHB
MSN: 29402/517
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 371
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ/MDPC) -   Dominican Republic
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ/MDPC)
Destination airport:Moscow-Domodedovo Airport (DME)
Investigating agency: CIAA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Orenair flight 554 returned to land at Punta Cana Airport (PUJ), Dominican Republic, following a fire indication in one of the engines. Smoke was reported in the cabin so the pilots decided to land without dumping fuel. Following an overweight landing, the aircraft's tires overheated and caught fire, resulting in an evacuation of the aircraft.

3.2 Cause
After having analysed the human, material and physical factors, we concluded that the material factor was a contributing factor in this event.
- The investigation revealed that the multiple fractures in the High Pressure Turbine (HPT) 2nd stage blades found during the borescope inspection of engine #1, S/N 222239, produced an imbalance that caused the observed sudden increase in broadband and vibration levels at N2, or above 5. 0 of the Engine Instrument Crew Alert System (EICAS) full scale (2.50 in/second) and produced a deflection from the centreline large enough to produce the observed blade friction in High Pressure Turbine (HPC) stages 6, 7 and 8.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAA
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

11-Feb-2016 06:11 harro Added
11-Feb-2016 06:13 harro Updated [Time, Narrative, Photo, ]
11-Feb-2016 17:57 AF5541 Updated [Total occupants, Source]
14-Feb-2016 08:46 AF5541 Updated [Other fatalities, Phase]
14-Mar-2016 07:15 ErmakDimon Updated [Damage, Narrative]
25-Mar-2017 18:50 Anon. Updated [Operator]
06-Apr-2021 19:39 Anon. Updated [Total occupants]
03-Jun-2021 19:45 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2021 19:50 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]
03-Jun-2021 19:50 harro Updated [[Narrative, Accident report]]
24-Feb-2022 09:46 🍔 Updated [Total occupants]

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