Transavia B738 at Funchal on Nov 12th 2018, pressurization problem due to suspected tail strike

Last Update: November 13, 2018 / 22:17:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 12, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
HV-6630

Aircraft Registration
PH-HZD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Transavia Boeing 737-800, registration PH-HZD performing flight HV-6630 from Funchal (Portugal) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 149 people on board, was climbing out of Funchal's runway 05 when the crew stopped the climb at 6000 feet reporting problems with the cabin pressure and decided to divert to Faro maintaining 6000 feet all the time. The aircraft landed safely on Faro's runway 28 about 2:20 hours after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Faro for about one hour, then continued the flight climbing to FL300 enroute and landed in Amsterdam with a delay of about 90 minutes.

Portugal's Defense Minister reported the crew reported problems with the cabin pressure, fighter aircraft were dispatched to accompany the aircraft into Faro.

The airline reported the crew received indication of a tail strike which required an examination of the aircraft.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-HZD
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
Legal Basis
Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
737-800
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Engine Type
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 12, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
HV-6630

Aircraft Registration
PH-HZD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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