Korean Air Airbus A220-300 (CS300) suffers engine failure, returns to Busan, South Korea

Date: 26-DEC-2018
Time: c. 13:20 LT
Type: Airbus A220-300
Owner/operator: Korean Air
Registration: HL8314
C/n / msn: 55035
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 64
Other fatalities: 0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location: c 193 km E of Busan, South Korea –    Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature: International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Busan (PUS/RKPK)
Destination airport: Nagoya (NGO/RJGG)

Korean Air flight KE753, an Airbus A220-300, returned to land at Busan, South Korea after suffering an engine failure.
The aircraft departed Busan Airport at 13:01 hours local time (04:01 UTC) on a regular flight to Nagoya, Japan.
The flight crew stopped the climb at about FL290 while some 193 km from Busan over the Sea of Japan after the aircraft suffered a failure of the no.1 engine (PW1524G). The aircraft returned and landed safely back at Busan at 14:00 hours.

Photos from the incident aircraft show damage to all blades of the last Low Pressure Turbine (LPT) stage of the engine.