American Airlines Flight Portland-Phoenix Suffers Engine Failure

American Airlines Flight Portland-Phoenix Suffers Engine Failure
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Last week, an American Airlines flight between Portland and Phoenix suffered an engine failure due to the reversers being unlocked.

AA1625 Issue in Portland…

American Airlines Flight Portland-Phoenix Suffers Engine Failure
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American Airlines flight AA1625 is a routine scheduled flight between Portland and Phoenix, with the affected rotation being operated by N119US.

As per data from, N119US is a 23.7 year old Airbus A320 that started out life with US Airways in July 2000, before being handed over to the current airline in December 2013.

Of the A320 variant, the U.S carrier has 48 in the fleet, of which 46 are in active service and two are currently parked, offering an average fleet age of 22.9 years.

American Airlines flight AA1625 departed Portland at 1300 local time on February 16 and initially climbed out to Phoenix.

As per reporting from The Aviation Herald, the crew onboard the flight suffered an engine failure at around 5,000 feet, which prompted an immediate return back to it’s origin airfield following some holds to get the problem under control.

After around 40 minutes in the air, the aircraft was back on the ground in PDX, with the engine failure caused by the reversers being unlocked.

N119US, which was supposed to head to Phoenix, remained on the ground in Portland for three days, before the issue was fixed and operated the same flight again on February 20.

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