Flydubai B738 at Kiev on Nov 22nd 2017, rejected takeoff twice due to engine issue

Last Update: November 23, 2017 / 23:56:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 22, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flydubai

Flight number
FZ-744

Departure
Kiev, Ukraine

Aircraft Registration
A6-FDQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FDQ performing flight FZ-744 from Kiev (Ukraine) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was accelerating for takeoff from Kiev's runway 26 when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 35 knots over ground). The aircraft slowed and returned to the holding point, then attempted to depart again, however, the crew again rejected takeoff at low speed (about 20 knots over ground). The aircraft subsequently returned to the apron.

A passenger reported the aircraft was about 10-15 seconds into the first takeoff run when the crew rejected takeoff, the aircraft subsequently taxied slowly to the holding point, then lined up for departure again. The crew subsequently accelerated the engines (CFM56) several times to maximum thrust causing violent vibrations of the aircraft and slowed them again while remaining stationary, then the crew accelerated the engines and released the brakes however rejected takeoff again about 5 seconds after the engines had reached maximum thrust. Following that second attempt the aircraft returned to the apron. At the parking position the crew announced there were technical difficulties with an engine.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 26 hours, then returned to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 22, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flydubai

Flight number
FZ-744

Departure
Kiev, Ukraine

Aircraft Registration
A6-FDQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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