Allegiant Air Boeing 757-200 (N906NV) returned to Cincinnati, KY after inflight cowl separation and wing damage
The flight was scheduled to depart CVG Airport for McCarran International Airport at 7:43 p.m. on Thursday
Shortly after departing, officials said the aircraft experienced a mechanical issue and the captain declared an emergency and directed a return to field in northern Kentucky.
According to Aviation Herald;
An Allegiant Boeing 757-200, flight G4-533 from Cincinnati,KY to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 203 passengers and 7 crew, departed Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Covington Airport, the crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet reporting problems with the right hand engine (RB211).
The aircraft returned to Covington Airport for a safe landing on about 25 minutes after departure. During the takeoff run a piece of the right hand engine’s inboard cowling became loose and separated.The airport reported there had been a large debris field contaminated with engine oil and fuel, the runway needed to be closed for 2:45 hours for cleaning. The engine and slice on the upper wing surface, watch also spinner and inboard cowl ahead of glare
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