Swiss Airbus A220 Diverts To Paris After Flames Spotted From Engine


Flames were spotted coming from the left-hand engine on a Swiss A220-300 yesterday, Thursday, July 26, 2019, forcing the plane to divert to Paris. The A220 was operating LX348 from Geneva to Heathrow. The Aviation Herald reports that southeast of Paris and at 32,000 feet a bang was heard and flames were seen coming from the engine. The engine was shut down and the flight diverted to Charles de Gaulle Airport. The A220 landed safely without any injuries to passengers or crew.Swiss have five of the A220-300s which fly routes across Europe. This particular aircraft, HB-JCM, has been with Swiss since June 2018. In a two-class configuration, the Swiss A220-300 seats 133 passengers. There are 115 passengers in the 2-3 economy class cabin and 18 passengers in the 1-2 business class cabin. 


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