Serious incident to the Airbus A319 registered HC-CSB and operated by Avianca on 07/09/2018 at the Galapagos Islands [Investigation led by JIA / Ecuador]

Fortes vibrations moteur lors de la montée, endommagement important du moteur n°2, demi-tour

Responsible entity

Ecuador - CAA

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Ecuadorian authorities:

During climb after take off, crossing 16.000 ft, the crew heard a strong noise from the right side and a metallic sound and very high vibrations. Immediately the value of N2 goes to zero.

The crew reduced the power to idle, shut down the engine and asked to come back to Baltra AD.