Re: Recent incidents

Date:         29 Jul 98 00:29:37 
From:         "Ken" <kenbyNOSPAM@pc.jaring.my>
Organization: TMnet Malaysia
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The B777 was en route to Paris from Sao Paulo on its second ETOPS flight. An
engine lost oil and as a result the engine was shut down. I don't think it
was an uncommanded shutdown.  The aircraft diverted to Tenerife, where a
core change was carried out.

The cause of the oil loss was failed filter bowl fasteners.  This is not the
first occurrence of this problem, and I hear rumours from a BA colleague
that BA have suffered an identical problem since the  France event.

ETOPS clearance for the Air France B777 has been reduced to 120 mins, but
looking at the route structure I don't think this will really affect their
Operation.

That's all I know.

Regards
Ken