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Korean Air A220 suffers significant engine damage

January 03, 2019 / FIRDAUS HASHIM

A Korean Air Airbus A220-300 suffered a failure to its left Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engine on 27 December 2018. In response to FlightGlobal's query, the carrier confirmed the incident, stating that the aircraft registered HL8314, was operating as flight KE753 on the Busan-Nagoya route with 64 passengers onboard. On the day the incident happened, the aircraft departed Busan Gimhae International airport at 13.01 hours local time for Nagoya, where the engine failure was detected 25 minutes later. It subsequently made a return for Busan and safely landed at Gimhae airport 59 minutes after departure.