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Narrative:An A320-271N of HK Express returned to land at Kansai/Osaka twice.
|Owner/operator:||Hong Kong Express Airways|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 194|
|Aircraft damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||near Cape Ashizuri, Kochi prefecture -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Nature:||Passenger - Scheduled|
|Departure airport:||Kansai International Airport (KIX/RJBB)|
|Destination airport:||Hong Kong International/ Chek Lap Kok Airport (HKG/VHHH)|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Flight HKE/UO3898 from Hong Kong to Kansai returned to land on runway 06L at 16:42 LT due to a No.2 engine (PW1100G) problem.
The troubled engine was checked at Kansai Airport, and the succeeding flight HKE/UO1845 to Hong Kong departed with two hours of delay. The plane took off from runway 24L at 22:32 LT, however, the same engine as before had the same problem over Cape Ashizuri after a half hour from takeoff. The crew placed the engines at idle thrust, in accordance to manufacturer checklist procedures, and the flight crew decided to return to Kansai. A safe landing on runway 24R was carried out at 23:50 LT. No injuries were reported in both incidents.
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