El Al B738 at Bucharest on Aug 1st 2017, strange loud noise in cockpit

Last Update: August 2, 2017 / 23:13:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 1, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-572

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
4X-EKC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An El Al Boeing 737-800, registration 4X-EKC performing flight LY-572 from Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) to Tel Aviv (Israel), was climbing out of Otopeni's runway 08R when the crew declared PAN PAN PAN reporting a loud noise, a loud whistling noise could be heard in the background of any aircraft transmission and stopped the climb at FL090. The crew decided to climb to FL110 when they were about to leave the control zone, subsequently decided to return to Otopeni advising apart from the noise everything was normal. On final approach to runway 08R the crew reported the noise had stopped, the transmission was without any background noise. The aircraft landed safely on runway 08R about 40 minutes after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 4.5 hours later, then departed again and reached Tel Aviv with a delay of 5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 1, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-572

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
4X-EKC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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