Argentinas B38M near Cordoba on Dec 14th 2018, engine vibrations as result of weather
Last Update: January 29, 2019 / 18:00:31 GMT/Zulu time
A replacement Boeing 737-8MAX registration LV-HKW departed Tucuman about 7.5 hours after LV-HKU landed and is estimated to reach Punta Cana with a delay of about 9.5 hours.
On Dec 15th 2018 The Aviation Herald learned that while flying in that zone of adverse weather one of the engines began to vibrate prompting the crew to reduce the engine to idle and divert to Tucuman. Initial information, confirmed by the airline, had indicated an engine failure and shut down of the engine.
The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 29.5 hours after landing in Tucuman.
On Jan 29th 2019 Argentina's JIAAC reported the aircraft entered a zone of adverse weather which caused the failure of the left hand engine (LEAP) and prompted the crew to return to Tucuman. After analysing the data the JIAAC rated the occurrence an incident and opened an investigation.
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