An Iberia Airbus A350-900, registration EC-MYX performing flight IB-6252 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 265 passengers and 11 crew, was en route at FL410 about 70nm southeast of Halifax,NS (Canada) when the crew reported they had needed to shut the left-hand engine (Trent XWB) down. The aircraft drifted down to FL250, turned around, the crew decided to return to New York’s JFK Airport but when already cleared direct to New York Airport changed their mind to divert to Boston, MA (USA). The aircraft was recleared direct Boston, the crew advised they would be able to vacate the runway, no assistance was needed. The aircraft landed on Boston’s runway 33L about 96 minutes after leaving FL410, vacated the runway and taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail.

Passengers reported the captain announced one of the engines had lost power and was shut down, they were diverting to Boston.



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