American B738 at Miami on Dec 24th 2018, door open indication

Last Update: December 26, 2018 / 20:55:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1429

Aircraft Registration
N956AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N956AN performing flight AA-1429 from Miami,FL (USA) to Managua (Nicaragua) with 168 people on board, was climbing out of Miami when the crew requested to level off at 16,000 feet to work some checklists indicating they might need to return to Miami. The crew subsequently declared emergency reporting they had an aft door open indication and needed to return for an overweight landing. The aircraft landed safely back on Miami's runway 09 about 45 minutes after departure. The crew requested an outside inspection, mainly wheels, flaps and wings due to the overweight landing.

The door was found secured however the latch was open.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N856NN reached Managua with a delay of 3:45 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1429

Aircraft Registration
N956AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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