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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185021
Last updated: 29 October 2020
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Date:27-FEB-2016
Time:c. 05:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-243
Owner/operator:TunisAir
Registration: TS-IFN
C/n / msn: 1641
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Medina Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport (MED/OEMA) -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Medina Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport (MED/OEMA)
Destination airport:Tunis Airport (TUN)
Narrative:
TunisAir Flight TU914 made a precautionary landing back at Medinah, Saudi Arabia due to an unspecified engine issue after takeoff.
The aircraft, an Airbus A330-200, took off from runway 35 at 02:18 UTC (05:18 local time).
The aircraft climbed to 32450 feet before the crew decided to turn back to the airport for a safe landing on runway 35 at 05:57 local time.

By February 29 the aircraft was still on the ground at Medina.

Sources:

http://www.aerotunisie.com/index.php/87-securite/2066-retour-suite-a-une-panne-moteur-apres-le-decollage-d-un-a330-de-tunisair
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/001137813.html


Images:

Photo of TS-IFN courtesy AirHistory.net


Montréal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL / YUL)
7 September 2018; (c) Pierre Langlois


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Feb-2016 12:04 harro Added
29-Feb-2016 15:54 Geno Updated [Cn, Source]

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