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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180383
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-111
Owner/operator:Sky Airline
Registration: CC-AIC
MSN: 2380
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 144
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Santiago-Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL/SCEL) -   Chile
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Santiago-Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL/SCEL)
Destination airport:Copiapó-Chamonate Airport (CPO/SCHA)
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Sky Airline flight H2-112 returned to land at Santiago-Arturo Merino Benitez Airport in Chile after both engine cowl doors of the no. 1 engine broke off during departure.
The Airbus A319 took off from runway 35R at 07:39 hours local time (10:39 UTC). After losing both cowlings on the no.1 CFMI CFM56-5B5/P engine the aircraft circled back and landed safely on runway 35L at 08:04 hours.

Prior to departure, the No.1 engine cowlings were opened by maintenance crew to check the oil levels of the Integral Drive Generator (IDG) and the filter differential pressure indicator. After this was completed, the cowlings were closed but not locked. The captain performed the walk around check but did not notice this.
Aerodynamic forces during takeoff caused the cowlings to separate from the engine.

This incident is (at least) the 39th event of the loss of an engine cowl door on an Airbus A320-family aircraft. The U.K. AAIB issued several safety recommendations in their July 2015 report of an accident involving Airbus A319 G-EUOE that lost the cowling doors on both engine on departure from London-Heathrow.


AAIB report of A319 G-EUOE: and discussion

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Photo of CC-AIC courtesy

Santiago - Arturo Merino Benítez (SCEL / SCL)
7 January 2018; (c) LRS747

Revision history:

14-Oct-2015 17:24 harro Added
15-Oct-2015 10:26 harro Updated [Embed code]
15-Oct-2015 10:51 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
15-Oct-2015 10:55 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2015 10:18 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
06-Jul-2016 19:04 harro Updated [Total occupants, Embed code, Narrative]

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