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Last updated: 20 April 2020
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Date:07-NOV-2012
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B77W model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-36NER
Owner/operator:Emirates
Registration: A6-EBO
C/n / msn: 32792/568
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 206
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:nr Mumbai International Airport (BOM) -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK/VTBS)
Destination airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB)
Investigating agency: DGCA India
Narrative:
An Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, powered by General Electric GE90-115B engines, was operating a scheduled flight from Bangkok, Thailand to Dubai, UAE when the crew declared an emergency due to a fire warning on no.2 engine engine during cruise. The flight crew followed engine fire procedures, the engine was successfully shut down, and it was reported that at least one fire bottle was discharged.
The airplane was diverted and an uneventful single engine landing was made at Mumbai International Airport, India. No injuries were reported to the passengers or crew members on board. After landing, the airplane was stopped on the taxiway for fire crew to inspect. The airplane was cleared to the bay where passengers deplaned. During a preliminary visual inspection ground crew noted burn marks on the right hand engine thrust reverser cowl. Paint blistering was identified on both halves of the engine thrust reverser cowls near the lower pressure relief doors and ‘sooting’ was seen on engine components. The fuel line to the right Variable Bleed Valve (VBV) actuator was separated at the weld providing a path for fuel to leak.

Probable cause: "Separation of the VBV actuator fuel supply line outside the 'shroud can' to the VBV actuator extend port was caused by high N2 vibrations during flight resulting from damage to HPT."

Sources:

DGAC India

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: DGCA India
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of A6-EBO courtesy AirHistory.net


Glasgow - International (EGPF / GLA)
22 February 2020; (c) David Unsworth

Revision history:

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