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Interpretation of "nearest suitable airfield" depends much on the nature of the emergency situation

posted 30 March 2020 in Category:Accidents and Incidents

On 8 November 2017, an aircraft suddenly experienced the apparently simultaneous failure of both left hand engines. After reviewing their situation, it was decided to continue to Johannesburg and this was achieved without further event. The Investigation found that the number 2 (inner) engine failed mechanically and that this failure was uncontained and turbine debris from the number 2 hit the number 1 engine and caused that engine to shut down too.

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