Saturday, 5 October 2013

China Airlines A330-300 Engine Failure - Zero Oil Pressure

According to Aviation Herald, China Airlines Airbus A330-300 B-18358 en-route Sydney (YSSY) to Taipei (RCTP) as CI52 was forced to land at Cairns yesterday morning due to zero oil pressure on the left hand engine.

Quote from Aviation Herald:

"A China Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration B-18358 performing flight CI-52 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Taipei (Taiwan) with 218 passengers, was enroute at FL360 near Cape York (most northern point of Australia) when the crew reported they were on single engine (CF6) due to zero oil pressure on the left hand engine, no fire, and needed a tow upon arrival. The aircraft diverted to Cairns,QL, about 420nm south of Cape York, and landed safely on runway 15 about 90 minutes later. The aircraft was able to vacate the runway and taxied half way to the apron, but was then instructed to hold position and shut down to be towed to the gate."


China Airlines A330-300 B-18358 parked at Cairns yesterday - file photo

It is still uncertain as to when it will depart, however, some suggest that it might need a replacement engine, so it could be parked on Taxiway Golf for a while longer.


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