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Air Transat Airbus A330 rejected takeoff at London Gatwick after two loud bangs heard from the engine

Air Transat Airbus A330 rejected takeoff at London Gatwick after two loud bangs heard from the engine

by Kiriakos Tsakiridis -
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MAY 10, 2018

Canada based Air Transat Airbus A330-300, reg C-GTSD aircraft aborted take-off at London Gatwick on 3 May 2018. The aircraft performing flight TS-323 from London Gatwick, (UK) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 326 passengers and 11 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Gatwick, the crew heard two loud bangs and rejected takeoff at about 100 KIAS. The crew said every time the bang was heard the aircraft began to ‘yaw’.

The Pilots reported to have noticed an ECAM indication “2 ENGINE FAIL” followed by an “ENG STALL” indication, relating to the right-hand Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine and the flight crew slowed safely and stopped on the runway. The crew shut the #2 engine down and was notified by the ATC the engine was emitting black smoke, and so the crew activated the extinguisher.

The Canadian TSB have detailed the engine incident and said to have opened an investigation.

http://newsinflight.com/2018/05/10/air-transat-airbus-a330-rejected-takeoff-at-london-gatwick-due-to-two-loud-bangs-heard/