United Airbus A320 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

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A United Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Fort Myers to Newark (USA), engine shut down in flight.

Aircraft was climbing out of Ft. Myers’ runway when the left hand engine (V2527) emitted a loud bang and streaks of flame prompting the crew to stop the climb at about 13500 feet, shut the engine down and return to Fort Myers for a safe landing about 25 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto later flights.

A passenger reported the left hand engine blew, it sounded like a gunshot. Another passenger called it an engine explosion.

Source: avherald.com