A China Eastern A330 has just had an engine explosion during takeoff from RWY 34L at Sydney International Airport (YSSY). The aircraft involved in the incident flew incredibly low over my house, and was having issues climbing before the explosion. Following the incident, RWY 34L was closed for 45 minutes as there was engine and wing debris on the northern end of the runway. Fortunately, no-one was injured in this accident.
The China Eastern Airbus A330-200 was climbing to 5,000ft at 10:30 UTC when engine #1 suffered cowling damage.
The failure was not inclusive and the debris badly damaged the engine cowling.
The A330-200 landed safely at Sydney one hour later.
The engine involved in the incident already had several similar failures.
(Damage sustained to the left engine)
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