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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196357
Last updated: 19 August 2019
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Date:26-JUN-2017
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-243
Owner/operator:Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
Registration: OY-VKF
C/n / msn: 309
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 322
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:W off Ireland -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:International Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manchester International Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Destination airport:Holguín-Frank Pais Airport (HOG/MUHG)
Narrative:
Thomas Cook Airlines flight MT2652, an Airbus A330-200, returned to Manchester International Airport, U.K. for a precautionary landing after a 'technical fault', according to the airline.
The aircraft took off from Manchester at 11:18 UTC (12:18 hours local time). It was flying at FL380 at 12:25 UTC when the crew decided to turn back to Manchester. A safe landing was made at 13:45 UTC.
A passenger tweeted photos of the metal tape being applied on the left hand wing tip, just prior to departure. The winglet was missing at the time. The same passenger tweeted that the return was caused by an oil leak in port (no.1) engine. This was confirmed by the airline.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/oy-vkf#dde36af
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/26/thomas-cook-plane-pictured-part-wing-missing-emergency-landing/


Images:

Photo of OY-VKF courtesy AirHistory.net


Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
27 June 2015; (c) R.A.Scholefield

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jun-2017 16:06 harro Added
26-Jun-2017 16:11 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Jun-2017 16:13 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
26-Jun-2017 18:29 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
27-Jun-2017 15:19 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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