International Federation of Airworthiness. Promoting AirwortinessInternationalImpartial
International Federation of Airworthiness. Promoting AirwortinessInternationalImpartial

FAA Emergency AD 2020-07-51 Vietnam Airlines A321-231 Uncontained high-pressure turbine disk failure on take off

Home Articles FAA Emergency AD 2020-07-51 Vietnam Airlines A321-231 Uncontained high-pressure turbine disk failure on take off

FAA Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2020-07-51

On March 18, 2020, Vietnam Airlines flight VN920 from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) had an incident. As the Airbus A321 aircraft was accelerating for takeoff, it suffered damage to the right engine, which in turn set the grass on fire next to the runway.

The FAA Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) was prompted by investigative findings.  An Airbus Model A321-231 airplane, powered by IAE V2533-A5 model turbofan engines, experienced an uncontained high-pressure turbine (HPT) 1st-stage disk failure that resulted in an aborted takeoff. This condition, if not addressed, could result in release of high-energy debris, damage to the engine, damage to the airplane, and loss of the airplane.

Link to review the full EAD

Leave a Reply

My Cart

Latest Technical

Summary of ICAO Panel Video Conference
27th March 2020
ARSA – From the FAA: Exemptions, Deviations and other Virus Related Information
27th March 2020
Airbus tests A330s on medical supply flights from China
25th March 2020

Upcoming Events

  1. SAFE 360

    27th April @ 8:00 am - 29th April @ 5:00 pm
  2. Aerospace Maintenance Competition

    28th April @ 8:00 am - 30th April @ 5:00 pm
  3. FAA-EASA Aviation Safety Conference

    23rd June @ 8:00 am - 25th June @ 5:00 pm

Newsletter

We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings

  • Cookie Consent
  • GDPR consent

Cookie Consent

We use cookies to help bring you the best viewing experience of our site. By clicking Accept, you agree to us doing so. Please see our full privacy policy here.

GDPR consent

By entering data into any of our contact forms or signing in as a member you agree for IFA to store your credentials for use on the website and marketing.