American B738 at Boston on Jul 3rd 2019, flight control problems

Last Update: July 4, 2019 / 21:32:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 3, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1172

Aircraft Registration
N936NN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
KBOS

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N936NN performing flight AA-1172 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Boston,MA (USA) with 159 passengers and 6 crew, was descending towards Boston in contact with Boston final approach and cleared to maintain 5000 feet, when the crew advised they had flight control problems. The aircraft entered a hold for about 30 minutes, the crew subsequently declared emergency for a flight control malfunction, they were trying to get their flaps out. The aircraft positioned for an approach to Boston's runway 22L already past midnight (local) and landed safely at about 150 knots over ground about 40 minutes after the onset of trouble.

The airline reported the crew declared emergency after receiving indication of a possible mechanical issue.

Passengers reported the captain announced the wing flaps weren't working.



Metars:
KBOS 040554Z 00000KT 10SM FEW110 24/16 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP147 T02440156 10272 20233 51012=
KBOS 040454Z 20004KT 10SM CLR 24/16 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP145 T02440156 403000228=
KBOS 040354Z 21005KT 10SM FEW250 25/16 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP140 T02500161=
KBOS 040254Z 19006KT 10SM FEW095 26/18 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP135 T02560178 51022=
KBOS 040154Z 20006KT 10SM FEW095 FEW250 26/17 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP131 T02610172=
KBOS 040054Z 18006KT 10SM FEW075 SCT250 26/16 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP121 T02560161=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 3, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1172

Aircraft Registration
N936NN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
KBOS

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