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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178479
Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-3Q8ER
Owner/operator:El Al Israel Airlines
Registration: 4X-EAK
MSN: 27600/655
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 208
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG) -   Israel
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG)
Destination airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ)
Investigating agency: AIAI
The Boeing 767-300, operating El Al flight LY029 to Toronto, Canada, made an emergency return back to Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel due to engine problems.
Some 17 minutes after takeoff the flight crew felt a vibration and heard unusual noises. It appeared the left engine had failed. The flight crew worked the compressor stall procedures from the QRH. The crew then concluded that the engine needed to be shut down. An emergency was declared and the airplane landed safely at Ben Gurion Airport runway 12, 37 minutes after the engine failed.
Landing weight was slightly higher than the maximum allowable landing weight.
After landing firefighters cooled the wheels of the landing gear of the aircraft due to overheating.

It appeared a High Pressure Turbine blade had fractured, leading to a failure of the engine.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIAI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

21 Feb 2006 HB-ISE Belair Airlines 0 Zürich - LSZH non
28 Mar 2018 4X-EAK El Al 0 Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) sub


Photo of 4X-EAK courtesy

Toronto - Lester B Pearson International (CYYZ / YYZ)
8 June 2014; (c) Pierre Langlois

Revision history:

10-Aug-2015 14:09 harro Added

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