The crew of an American Airlines Airbus declared a Mayday following the failure of the left-hand engine on Sunday. The Airbus A320 was carrying 75 passengers and crew on a flight from Charlotte to San Antonio. After landing safely at San Antonio, there were reports the engine was on fire.
Initial reports indicate left engine was on fire
According to a report in The Aviation Herald, the American Airlines Airbus A320-200 (registration N111US) was operating AA2441 on Saturday, September 12. This flight is a daily American Airlines service between Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Antonio, Texas. The flight departs Charlotte at 20:35 and is usually at the gate in San Antonio by 22:20.
The Aviation Herald notes the aircraft was on approach to San Antonio’s International Airport when the left-hand engine failed, and the pilots called a Mayday. The pilots shut down the engine and performed a left-hand orbit before continuing into San Antonio and landing without incident. The Aviation Herald notes the FAA yesterday said the Airbus landed with a left engine fire.