MINNEAPOLIS- On Jan 25, 2024, during the flight of American Airlines (AA) with Airbus A321, registered as N153UW and operating flight as AA1849 from Charlotte, NC, to Portland, OR, an emergency situation unfolded.
The aircraft, cruising at FL320 approximately 170 nautical miles south of Minneapolis, experienced the crew declared an emergency, as reported by Aviation Herald.
American A321 Engine Stalled
The reported issue was the stalling of the #1 engine (CFM56, left-hand), resulting in a descent to FL240. Despite the crew’s efforts with checklists, they were unable to restore the engine.
Subsequently, the aircraft diverted to Minneapolis, MN (USA), executing a safe landing on runway 12R approximately 45 minutes after descending from FL320.
A substitute A321-200 with registration N994AN arrived in Portland, experiencing a delay of approximately 13 hours.
As for the original aircraft involved in the incident, it remains grounded in Minneapolis even after about 3 days since its landing.
In November 2023, a United Airlines (UA) flight had to return to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) due to an engine compressor stall. The flight deck crew declared an emergency, citing a compressor stall in the left engine, and leveled off the jet at 10,000 ft.
After burning off some fuel in the skies over New Jersey, the aircraft began its descent back into Newark, touching down safely on runway 22R at 13:15 EST, about 25 minutes after take-off.
According to The Aviation Herald, United Airlines flight UA1027, operated by a 27-year-old Airbus A320-200, faced an engine failure during take-off on its route to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).
The flight crew declared an emergency, attributing it to a compressor stall in the left engine, and maintained the aircraft at 10,000 ft.
After expending excess fuel over New Jersey, the plane safely descended to Newark, landing on runway 22R at 13:15 EST, approximately 25 minutes after take-off. Fortunately, no injuries were reported among the 158 people onboard.
The aircraft remained grounded at Newark until November 22, when it was ferried to New York’s LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) and resumed service.
However, a subsequent incident occurred as N344UA arrived at Denver International Airport (DEN) while operating as UA520 to Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD). The aircraft returned to Denver about 20 minutes after take-off, mirroring a similar engine-related issue.
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