Engine fan cowls on Frontier Airlines Airbus A320 separated on takeoff at Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, Nevada, USA.
The flight F9260, with 166 passengers on board departed Las Vegas to Tamba from runway 25R at 07:13 LT, and reported engine cowl separation on No-2 CFM56-5B4/P engine shortly after takeoff.
‘we have something wrong with one of our engines, they’re saying there is something on fire… we need to declare an emergency’ reported pilot and landed safely at LAS 12 minutes later, on runway 26L at 07:26LT.
This incident is one in over 40 fan cowl loss events involving Airbus A320-family aircraft since 1992. The last known incident occurred in Spain on October 25, 2018.
SCARY FLIGHT. Not what you want to see when traveling on #Frontier Airlines from Las Vegas to Tampa this morning. 😳😳😳 Reports state passengers received a free breakfast voucher for their troubles. (via Flight Alerts) #LasVegas #Tampa #F9260 pic.twitter.com/Fw7R9p3U15
— Josh Benson (@WFLAJosh) November 30, 2018