Sriwijaya B738 at Dili on Jan 7th 2019, flaps problem

Last Update: January 7, 2019 / 22:03:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 7, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Sriwijaya

Flight number
SJ-270

Destination
Dili

Aircraft Registration
PK-CLT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Sriwijaya Boeing 737-800, registration PK-CLT performing flight SJ-270 from Denpasar (Indonesia) to Dili (East Timor) with 110 people on board, was on final approach to Dili's runway 26 descending through 1000 feet AGL when the crew initiated a go around due to a flaps problem. The crew decided to divert to Makassar (Indonesia), climbed to FL380 enroute and landed safely in Makassar about 90 minutes later.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration PK-CMJ reached Dili with a delay of 3.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Makassar for about 15 hours before returning to service.

East Timor's AACTL (Civil Aviation Authority) reported that a flaps problem required a longer runway than was available at Dili prompting the diversion. Dili's runway is 1850 meters/6060 feet long, Makassar features a runway of 3500 meters/11500 feet.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 7, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Sriwijaya

Flight number
SJ-270

Destination
Dili

Aircraft Registration
PK-CLT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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