How hot drinks caused two A350 engine shutdowns

On two separate occasions, a spilt hot drink caused uncommanded mid-flight engine shutdowns and diversions on Airbus’ next-generation widebody 

We all know the feeling of mild worry that comes about when you’re handed a drink on a flight and have to trust the wobbly tray table not to ruin your day.

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The Airbus A350 is the manufacturer's next-generation widebody offering. Aviation Image Network/Bailey

For pilots, the stakes are significantly higher, and no occasion demonstrates this better than the two separate instances where a drink spillage on the flight deck really did ruin the flight crews’ day.  

The resu

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