Emirates flights suffer mid-air engine shutdown

Two services temporarily diverted to other airports after suffering engine problems

(Image for illustrative purposes)

(Image for illustrative purposes)

Two Emirates Airline flights were forced to shutdown their engines midflight before being diverted to nearby airports, Aviation Herald reported.

Crew on flight EK-373 from Bangkok to Dubai on November 7 shut down an engine on the Boeing 777-300 near Mumbai after receiving an engine fire indication. They activated the fire suppression system and the aircraft carrying 190 passengers and 16 crew landed safely in Mumbai. Responding emergency services found no fire.

A replacement Airbus A330-200 positioned from Dubai to Mumbai as flight EK-7372 resumed flight EK-373 and reached Dubai with a delay of nine hours.

In another case, flight EK-201 from to Dubai to New York made an emergency landing in Paris about 140 minutes after crew shut the number four engine on the Airbus A380-800.

A replacement Airbus A380-800 was dispatched from Dubai to Paris as flight EK-3073 and resumed flight EK-201 reaching New York with a delay of 12 hours. The incident aircraft was able to position to Dubai on November 8 as flight EK-7002 and resumed service about 35 hours after landing in Paris.

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Posted by: alex

i was in that flight EK373 ,where the engine just burn i was sitting to the window i saw huge flame came out from the right engine .
we were panic , thanx god

Posted by: Dave

What planet is Ken Fielding on??? Daily occurrence. What nonsense.

Posted by: V Mathews

The rapid pace of growth is showing its strain, this time, on the most dangerous part, the MRO side. EK must take this warning seriously and do whatever is necessary before, god forbid, something untoward happens.

Posted by: N.S.

I am not flying EK due to very high ticket fares, but FYI, Emirates, despite it's current size as one of the largest operating airliners, has also one of the safest records and has a remarkable emergency task-force solely dedicated to prevent, monitor and react on safety occurrences. Rapid growth doesn't mean less secure.

Posted by: Thamir Ghaslan

I sense the maintenance crew of Emirates are not performing up to expectation!

Posted by: procan

Thamir Ghasan do Emirates / Etihad not staff best aviable foreigners technisions and there fleet is the youngest in the air. Not mention support from the builders of the aircraft. Perhaps bring in some fresh German and US maintenance staff.

Posted by: Adam

Not true Ken. Engine shutdowns (and emergency landings) are not common. Coupled with the fire in an A380 engine today. This has to be setting internal alarm bells ringing.

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