An Airbus A330-223 of Brussels Airlines is doing tests before it will perform flights again. Both engine 1 and engine 2 will be extensively tested. OO-SFU has been grounded at Brussels Airport – Zaventem (BRU/EBBR) for two weeks after his flight from Kinshasa (FIH/FZAA).
Flight SN358 of Brussels Airlines from Kinshasa (FIH/FZAA) to Brussels (BRU/EBBR) was very exceptional. In the first instance, the flight went smoothly, but above Algeria the left engine of OO-SFU failed. The pilots decided to make a precautionary landing at Djerba (DJE/DTTJ). Eventually the pilots got the engine running again and they could fly on to Brussels Airport (BRU/EBBR).
But during the landing in Brussels Airport (BRU/EBBR) the right engine failed several times. The right engine could eventually be restarted automatically, and the plane landed with two working engines.
OO-SFU will also make a test flight today (Wednesday 26 December), if it goes well, then the aircraft will be back on duty on Thursday.
The Airbus A330-223 is 19 years old with Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 324.