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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247330
Last updated: 22 January 2022
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Date:31-JAN-2021
Time:c 01:10 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-45E(BDSF)
Owner/operator:Air Atlanta Icelandic
Registration: TF-AMA
MSN: 27899/1053
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:near Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) -   Belgium
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG)
Destination airport:Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH/OERK)
Narrative:
An Air Atlanta Icelandic Boeing 747-400F, operating flight SV3920 on behalf of Saudia Cargo, suffered an engine issue after takeoff from runway 04R.
The aircraft then continued for a fuel dump procedure of the North Sea before coming back to land at Liège Airport.
Witnesses reporting hearing loud bangs with associated flames from the engine, which would be consistent with an engine surge.

Sources:

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-atlanta-icelandic/an-air-atlanta-icelandic-boeing-747-400f-returns-to-liege-airport-due-to-engine-problem-shortly-after-takeoff/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/tf-ama#26b51abb


Images:

Photo of TF-AMA courtesy AirHistory.net


Liège (EBLG / LGG)
30 May 2021; (c) Felix Goetting

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Feb-2021 07:38 harro Added
01-Feb-2021 07:40 harro Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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