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Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Inflight Dual Engine FailureA Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-223, performing flight SN358 from Kinshasa to Brussels, suffered failures on both engines at different stages of its journey. As the aircraft reached its cruising altitude of 40,000ft over Algerian airspace, the number-one engine failed. The flight crew managed to re-ignite the failed engine and decided to continue its original route to Brussels. The aircraft suffered yet another engine failure as it descended towards Belgian airspace. “When in descending towards… (airwaysmag.com) More...
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Turns out there were two engine problems not dual failures meaning both failed at the same time. Kind of think it was luck on this one as they should have landed at the closest airport that would support there landing rather than continue on. Luck was with them this time.
Agreed. Fuel contamination should always be suspected with an unexplained flameout. Then a landing at the nearest suitable airport.
Fuel contamination in Africa? How is that possible? It is such a politically stable continent without a hint of corruption. You know the oil refineries are built with the finest equipment and operated by highly skilled engineers. And you'd be crazy if you thought Jet A sold South of the Med was as good as that available on the North shore.
Agreed. It only takes 5 min to get a fuel sample right at the truck or transfer vehicle and test it! I even asked for a sample in India and Russia as well.
Ric, Thanks for your comment. You are ever so right.
If an engine stops in flight, shouldn't the aircraft land immediately, unless the flight crew are ABSOLUTELY certain of the cause? Sounds like "Hmm, an engine has stopped, lets keep our fingers crossed that it is nothing serious".