ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158766
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Narrative:A Boeing 747-8HVF cargo plane operating flight ABW349 to Hong Kong and Chicago-O'Hare encoutered severe weather in chinese airspace at an altitude of 12000 m (39370 ft).
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Aircraft damage:|| Unknown|
|Location:||Chinese airspace near Hong Kong -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE) |
|Destination airport:||Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH) |
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Ice formed on the unheated parts of the high-pressure compressors. Breaking loose, the ice clumps were ingested, causing engine surges. Two engines had to be shut down.
A safe landing was made at Hong Kong were significant damage was found on the high pressure compressors of engines nr. 1,2 and 4.
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