Swiss A320 Engine Shut Down In-Flight

A Swiss International Airlines Airbus A320-200 has had an engine shut down in-flight.
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ADS-B Data of the Flight. © GA Group, Flightradar 24

Registered HB-IJS, the A320 was performing flight LX-729 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Zurich (Switzerland). They were descending towards Zurich when the crew reported they needed to shut the right-hand engine (CFM56) down. The crew advised they wanted emergency services on standby but expected a normal landing, they would vacate the runway and stop off the runway for an inspection. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Zurich’s runway 14.


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ADS-B Data of the approach into Zurich. ©GA Group, Flightradar 24

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 39 hours before continuing service.


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