Serious incident Airbus A320-271N VT-WGL, 23 Dec 2019
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Time:05:47 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-271N
Registration: VT-WGL
MSN: 7813
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 139
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Guwahati-Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) -   India
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Guwahati-Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU/VEGT)
Destination airport:Kolkata-Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU/VECC)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
GoAir flight G8546, an Airbus A320neo, returned to land at Guwahati, India, after experiencing engine vibrations and a compressor stall on initial climb. The pilot shut down the engine (PW1127G) as a precaution and the aircraft landed safely.
During a ground inspection LPT stage 3 blades were found damaged.
The incident was similar to series of other events where LPT 3rd stage blades failed during operation.

The incident was caused by failure of LPT 3rd stage blades in flight as the blade material lacked crack growth resistance and damage tolerance to withstand any impact from material that may have liberated upstream.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years 1 month
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

24-Dec-2019 10:06 harro Added
03-Jan-2020 17:01 harro Updated [Source, Embed code]
11-Feb-2022 20:33 harro Updated [Total occupants, Narrative, Accident report]

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