Squawk Box

June 2015 Issue

Shafted

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.

As the aircraft climbed through FL190, the pilot reported a loss of power. An emergency descent was begun and an unscheduled landing was planned. Some power was restored as the airplane descended. On landing, inspection revealed the shaft between the turbocharger compressor and exhaust wheels had broken in two.

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