Incident Airbus A330-322 C-FBUS, Thursday 15 February 2001
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Date:Thursday 15 February 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A330-322
Owner/operator:Skyservice Airlines
Registration: C-FBUS
MSN: 095
Year of manufacture:1995
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:
Location:Columbo, Sri Lanka -   Canada
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 15 February 2001, C-FBUS, Skyservice Flight 6315, an Airbus A330, departed from Medan, Indonesia, at 1055 Coordinated Universal Time (1655 local time) on an approved extended range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) charter flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. On board were 355 passengers and 11 crew members. About 3 hours 8 minutes after departure, while the aircraft was climbing from flight level (FL) 350 to FL390, a loud bang was heard and the No. 2 engine (Pratt & Whitney PW4168, serial number P733335) failed. The engine was shut down as per the electronic centralized aircraft monitoring (ECAM) checklist: the fire button was pushed and one fire bottle was discharged. The aircraft was approximately 30 nautical miles west of Calicut, India, at latitude 11° N, longitude 76° E. The captain initiated a descent to FL230 and began a diversion to Colombo, Sri Lanka. He then briefed the cabin service manager, who in turn briefed the flight attendants and the passengers. The aircraft was vectored for a single-engine instrument landing system (ILS) approach to Runway 22. Ninety minutes after the engine failure, the flight crew conducted an uneventful single-engine overweight landing with emergency response services standing by.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB
Report number: A01F0020
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years 1 month
Download report: Final report



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