Ryanair B738 near Milan on Dec 16th 2017, fuel leak

Last Update: December 16, 2017 / 18:24:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-1438

Destination
Palermo, Italy

Aircraft Registration
EI-EMA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EMA performing flight FR-1438 from Milan Malpensa to Palermo (Italy), was climbing through FL330 out of Milan when the crew decided to return to Milan Malpensa due to indications of a fuel leak. The aircraft landed safely back on Malpensa's runway about 30 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration EI-EVM reached Palermo as flight FR-1498 with a delay of 2:20 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 12 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-EMA
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
THE BOEING COMPANY
Aircraft Model / Type
BOEING 737-8AS
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-1438

Destination
Palermo, Italy

Aircraft Registration
EI-EMA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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