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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171052
Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Time:05:26 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:Wizz Air
Registration: HA-LPV
MSN: 3927
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 163
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU/LRBS) -   Romania
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU/LRBS)
Destination airport:Bergamo-Orio Al Serio Airport (BGY/LIME)
Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
Prior to departure for Bergamo, Italy, maintenance work had been accomplished on engine nr.1. However, the maintenance crew did not properly latch the cowlings of the engine. During the pre-flight inspection the pilot did not notice the unlocked cowlings.
During takeoff the one of the cowlings detached, forcing the crew to return to Baneasa Airport.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of HA-LPV courtesy

London - Luton (EGGW / LTN)
24 April 2010; (c) Tom Cole

Revision history:

07-Nov-2014 20:54 harro Added

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