A Norwegian 787 engine was spitting engine parts, during climb out from Rome, Italy.
The Norwegian Long Haul Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with registration LN-LND, was operating flight DY7115 from Rome, Italy to Los Angeles, United States of America when the engine issues were encountered.
The 787 Dreamliner was on the initial climb out from Rome’s runway 16, when one of the two, Trent 1000 engines failed. Debris began falling from the engine, the crew were alerted and aborted the climb. The crew secured the engine and requested emergency landing back in Rome. The aircraft landed back on Rome’s runway 16, 23 minutes after departure.
Local residents reported, large pieces of metal debris falling from the sky. Early pictures and reports indicate, the falling parts relate to the fan blades on the 787 Dreamliner engine.
Fiumicino Mayor reported 12 houses and 25 vehicles were damaged. A member of the public also hit by falling debris, the man was uninjured but left frightened.
Norwegian Long Haul confirmed flight DY7115 returned to Rome, shortly after take off due to a technical problem. Norwegian has not provided any further comments on the incident.
Italy’s ANSV investigators have been dispatched to the site.
Norwegian Long Haul has encountered issues with the Trent 1000 engine, that’s installed on all their Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine has a history of being problematic. Specifically, the engines were susceptible to to cracks in the fan blades, which could potentially result in the blades releasing during flight.
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