Serious incident Boeing 777-212ER V8-BLF,
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Date:Thursday 27 December 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 777-212ER
Owner/operator:Royal Brunei Airlines
Registration: V8-BLF
MSN: 30869/366
Year of manufacture:2000
Engine model:Rolls Royce Trent 892-17
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 268
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Over Broxbourne, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Whilst climbing through FL150 after takeoff from Heathrow Airport, the crew noticed a loud rumbling noise together with a small amount of vibration and observed an Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) exceedence on the right engine. Having performed all the appropriate drills, it appeared that all engine parameters were normal but the crew nevertheless decided to return to Heathrow.
Following an uneventful overweight landing, inspection showed that a large amount of the right engine inboard thrust reverser inner wall structure was missing and the engine nozzle was damaged. This was the fifteenth similar occurrence known to the manufacturer and a number of inspections and modifications were already in place to try to mitigate inner wall damage and potential parts liberation. The aircraft manufacturer has advised that replacement of the thrust reverser inner wall will be required, and may be mandated, for all affected aircraft.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2012/12/10
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
15 April 2012 V8-BLF Royal Brunei Airlines 0 Enroute near Mumbai non


Photo: AAIB

Revision history:

04-Oct-2013 19:17 harro Added
04-Oct-2013 19:17 harro Updated [Narrative]
25-Jun-2020 06:30 Aviationfan100 Updated [Total occupants]

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