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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223587
Last updated: 4 June 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-31AER
Owner/operator:East African Safari Air
Registration: 5Y-QQQ
MSN: 27619/595
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 175
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Roma-Fiumicino Airport -   Italy
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Rome-Fiumicino Airport
Destination airport:Zanzibar
Investigating agency: ANSV
An East African Safari Boeing 767-300 (5Y-QQQ) suffered an engine fire shortly after departing Rome-Fiumicino Airport on a flight (S9 1458) to Zanzibar. A safe emergency landing was carried out on Fiumicino’s runway 34L. None of the 10 crew memebers and 165 passengers were injured.
Failure of No. 3 bearing between LP and HP turbines, allowing hot oil/air mixture to escape under pressure. Spray entered area between engine and cowls and ignited. Bearing had been subjected to high temperatures for some time.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ANSV
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of 5Y-QQQ courtesy

Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
28 May 2003; (c) F Seggie

Revision history:

29-Mar-2019 19:26 harro Added

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