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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137803
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Date:28-JUL-2011
Time:23:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-322
Owner/operator:Brussels Airlines
Registration: OO-SFV
C/n / msn: 095
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 290
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA) -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: Taxi
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA)
Destination airport:Brussel Airport (BRU/EBBR)
Narrative:
While taxying for departure at Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), one of the engines contacted a pile of sand and rocks that was being used for construction works. The engine ingested a large amount of sand, causing some bent fan blades and sand in the airco system.
The airplane was repaired and ferried back to Brussels on August 2.

Sources:

http://www.air-journal.fr/2011-07-29-brussels-airlines-un-a330-avale-du-sable-533493.html
http://www.luchtzak.be/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=45438


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Aug-2011 13:45 harro Added
02-Aug-2011 13:47 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]

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