Malaysia B738 enroute on Nov 7th 2017, sauna in flight

Last Update: November 24, 2017 / 23:16:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 7, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
MH-605

Aircraft Registration
9M-MXG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration 9M-MXG performing flight MH-605 from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Singapore (Singapore), climbed to FL230 enroute and was enroute when the passengers on board felt increasingly hot, complaints were raised with cabin crew and the captain. The flight continued to Singapore for a safe landing about 40 minutes after departure.

A passenger reported the aircraft was already uncomfortably warm during boarding as if it had been parked in sunshine and window shades open without air conditioning for a considerable time. After the departure the temperature increased even further, the air conditioning vents provided a very light flow of hot air instead of cool air. About 15 minutes into the flights the passengers began to complain to cabin crew while cabin crew was serving refreshments, cabin crew referred to the captain. About 30 minutes the passengers became loud complaining about the uncomfortable temperatures. Several passengers used the safety cards and inflight magazines of the aircraft as a fan. Reaching the top of descent the captain announced that they were working on the cabin temperature, it remained uncomfortably hot however. After landing the passenger used a thermometer and still received an indication of 95.4 degrees Fahrenheit=35.2 degrees C.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 92 hours, then returned to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 7, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
MH-605

Aircraft Registration
9M-MXG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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