Incident ATR 72-500 (72-212A) EC-KKQ, 24 Jun 2013
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168164
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:Swiftair, opf Air Europa
Registration: EC-KKQ
MSN: 763
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 73
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD) -   Spain
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD)
Destination airport:Vigo Airport (VGO/LEVX)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Air Europa flight AEA 7306, operated by a Swiftair ATR-72, suffered a number 1 engine failure shortly after takeoff. Two extinguishing bottles were fired by the crew because they received an engine fire warning.
The crew declared an emergency and reported to the controller that they wanted to land on runway 36R, which was being used for takeoffs.
The controller directed an Airbus A319 to taxy off the runway before the ATR was able to perform the emergency landing.

The engine failure was caused by a rupture of one of the turbine blades of the nr. 2 turbine. The vibrations as a result of this caused the rupture of a lubrication pipe. An oil fire then occurred.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

9 Sep 2017 EC-KKQ Swiftair, opf Air Europa 0 between Alicante and Madrid non

Revision history:

30-Jul-2014 18:45 harro Added
30-Jul-2014 18:49 harro Updated [Narrative]

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