Serious incident to the Airbus A340 registered F-GLZO and operated by Air France on 04/11/2018 at Seychelles [Enquête menée par AIB / Seychelles]

Ingestion d'oiseaux dans un moteur en montée initiale, demi-tour et atterrissage

Responsible entity

Seychelles - AIB

Preliminary data based on the notification from the authorities of the authorities of Seychelles:


Immediately after, the flight crew began to notice the vibration from engine #3 increasing, and which required them to decrease the power setting for that engine and return to FSIA. The aircraft landed without further incident at 0557 UTC.

4 fan blades damaged suspected from the impact with a bird.