Ethiopian B787-8 at Addis engine shut down in flight

Incident: Ethiopian B787-8 at Addis Ababa on Aug 7th, 2018, engine shut down in flight

By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Aug 10th 2018 21:44Z, last updated Friday, Aug 10th 2018 21:44Z

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-800, registration ET-AOR performing flight ET-638 from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to Singapore (Singapore), was climbing out of Addis Ababa’s runway 25L when the crew stopped the climb at 15,000 feet due to the failure of an engine (GEnx).

The aircraft returned to Addis Ababa for a safe landing on runway 25L about 35 minutes after departure. A replacement Boeing 787-800 registration ET-AOT reached Singapore with a delay of about 5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 30 hours, then returned to service.

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