Serious incident Boeing 747-8HVF VQ-BGZ, 31 Jul 2013
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 747-8HVF
Owner/operator:AirBridgeCargo Airlines
Registration: VQ-BGZ
MSN: 37580/1430
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Serious incident
Location:Chinese airspace near Hong Kong -   China
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
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).
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.


Revision history:

20-Aug-2013 19:08 harro Added
22-Aug-2013 07:29 Michal Updated
22-Aug-2013 07:56 harro Updated [Narrative]
15-Feb-2021 14:58 harro Updated [Narrative]

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