Serious incident Boeing 777-36NER A6-EBO, 07 Nov 2012
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Boeing 777-36NER
Registration: A6-EBO
MSN: 32792/568
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 206
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:nr Mumbai International Airport (BOM) -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK/VTBS)
Destination airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB)
Investigating agency: DGCA India
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
An Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, powered by General Electric GE90-115B engines, was operating a scheduled flight from Bangkok, Thailand to Dubai, UAE when the crew declared an emergency due to a fire warning on no.2 engine engine during cruise. The flight crew followed engine fire procedures, the engine was successfully shut down, and it was reported that at least one fire bottle was discharged.
The airplane was diverted and an uneventful single engine landing was made at Mumbai International Airport, India. No injuries were reported to the passengers or crew members on board. After landing, the airplane was stopped on the taxiway for fire crew to inspect. The airplane was cleared to the bay where passengers deplaned. During a preliminary visual inspection ground crew noted burn marks on the right hand engine thrust reverser cowl. Paint blistering was identified on both halves of the engine thrust reverser cowls near the lower pressure relief doors and ‘sooting’ was seen on engine components. The fuel line to the right Variable Bleed Valve (VBV) actuator was separated at the weld providing a path for fuel to leak.

Probable cause: "Separation of the VBV actuator fuel supply line outside the 'shroud can' to the VBV actuator extend port was caused by high N2 vibrations during flight resulting from damage to HPT."


DGAC India

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGCA India
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

10-Oct-2016 17:55 harro Added

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